Event: General Training

Monday 20 May 2024 at 7pm - 10pm

STV, on campus

Come along for some training. Open to everyone.

What to Bring?

  • Tracksuit trousers. We can't let you fence in sports shorts for safety reasons - sorry!

  • Clean indoor trainers/shoes. 

  • Water bottle - Fencing is a tough sport and it's hard work. Keeping hydrated is essential. A water fountain is available in the salle.

Does fencing hurt/is it dangerous? 

No. Fencing is not about smacking opponents as hard as possible with a sword. The aim in fencing is to score hits on your opponent, usually these are light and can barely be felt through the protective gear. Fencing equipment consists of at least a jacket, under jacket and glove made of lightweight material similar to Kevlar. The face is protected by a stainless steel mesh and the weapons have flattened, round points. Fencing is statistically one of the safest sports, with are a lower injury rate than tennis and football. Injuries from blades are extremely rare and impossible provided correct kit is used, the most common injury is a twisted ankle.

How to get there?

  1. From the front entrance to the Sports Training Village, walk straight ahead to a set of stairs

  2. Take the stairs down (or take the elevator to the right) to the reception

  3. Pass through the barriers using your library card

  4. Turn right, proceed a few steps, then turn right again to proceed down a long corridor to the locker room.

  5. Once in the locker room, take the first left to a corridor containing changing rooms and toilets (these are the closest facilities to the salle, and you are free to use them).

  6. At the end of this corridor, take the steps up and through the single door to the Jumps and Throws Hall.

  7. Turn left to see a set of double doors - go through these to enter another corridor.

  8. Follow the corridor around to enter the salle.

Organised by: Fencing