Leiden fencing A.E.W. (Attacks and Avert) was established on July 1, 1924 and is one of the oldest sports of Leiden. At our club fencing can be practiced by men, women, boys and girls. In short: everyone from 6 years. The members are divided into three categories:
- youth (6-14 years),
- juniors (15-19 years) and
- seniors (20 years and older).
Currently, our youngest member is seven years, our oldest 80. The training classes are taught by a certified trainer: the maître.
It is fenced in various weapons by choice; both electric and non-electric.
Fencing is possible on three different weapons: foil, epée and saber. The foil is a thrusting weapon with the target surface: the torso and shoulders of the opponent. The epée is a thrusting weapon with the target surface: the whole body. The saber is a melee weapon with the target surface: the upper body and head.