About fencing

The sport

Fencing is a sport with a long history. It is one of the oldest sports and has been part of the Olympics since 1896. Fencing is a graceful, fast and tactical combat sport in which the aim is to hit the opponent without taking hits yourself. In some countries in Europe fencing is a very popular sport. In the Netherlands, fencing has become smaller sport.  Even so, in 1995 World Fencing Championships came to our country.

The weapons

Our club competes in all three weapons; foil, epee, and sabre. In foil and epee a touch is scored using only the point of the weapon on the target area of the opponent.

In sabre fencing a hit can be made with the point, the cutting edge, or the forward third of the back edge on the the target surface: the upper body and head.

Each weapon has its own rules (see contest rules ).