Fencing Clubs in West Sussex offering training and coaching fencing lessons for children. Juniors can work towards achievement awards and also compete in local and County competitions. A typical beginners course would teach how to warm up, footwork, En Garde – and the correct way to stand and move, about the protective clothing, explain the three weapons – foil, epée and sabre, basic techniques in attack and defence and an overview of scoring.
BRITISH FENCING has three types of Achievement Awards:
1) The MiniSWORD Awards for 5-7 year olds are focused on the FUNdamentals of Movement – Agility, Balance and Coordination (ABCs) – as well as the importance of fun in sport and the enjoyment of exercise. Badges and certificates featuring the cheerful, friendly, fencing fox can be awarded by British Fencing registered coaches and leaders to each mini-fencer as they complete the three stages of the award scheme.
2) GO/FENCE Achievement Awards for children 8+ using plastic fencing equipment.
3) Weapon Specific Achievement Awards for 8+ but using one of the three Olympic metal weapons (Epee, Foil and Sabre). Demonstrating technical competency and focused on a wider range of weapon specific fencing skills. Progressive awards from Levels 1-6
Foil: A lighter weapon that was used as a training weapon for the epee. Only the torso is target including the back. Epee: Traditional duelling weapon. Based on who hits first wins, with everything being target. Sabre: Traditional cavalry weapon anything above the waist is target with valid hits being scored with not only the point as is the case of the other two weapons but also with the side of the blade.
BRIGHTON AND HOVE FENCING CLUB
Coaching Tecniques: Foil, Epée, and Sabre. Competitions.
Children's Age: Sussex U12,U14,U16 Foil + Team
Venue: St Marys Church Hall, 5 Surrenden Road, Brighton, BN1 6PA
EASTBOURNE FENCING CLUB
Coaching Tecniques: Foil, Epée, and Sabre.
Children's Ages: 10 yrs +
Venue: The Bishop Bell School,Priory Road, Eastbourne, BN23 7EJ
LEWES FENCING CLUB
Coaching Tecniques: Fencing Epée
Children's Ages: 7yrs +
Venue: Lewes Leisure Centre, Mountfield Road, Lewes,BN7 2XG
PORTSLADE FENCING CENTRE
Children's Ages: 10 yrs +
Venue: Portslade Sports Centre, Chalky Road, Portslade, BN41 2WS
SUSSEX COUNTY FENCING UNION
Here you can find information on the the sport of sword fencing of Foil, Epee and Sabre in East and West Sussex. If you are interested in learning to fence in Sussex you can find details of your nearest club. There are many local fencing competitions on every weekend for men and women of ages and all level of fencing ability.
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