The sport of fencing is fast and athletic, a far cry from the choreographed bouts you see on film or on the stage. Instead of swinging from a chandelier or leaping from balconies, you will see two fencers performing an intense dance on a six-feet-by-40-feet strip. The movement is so fast the touches are scored electrically - more like Star Wars than Errol Flynn.
Foil, épée and sabre are the three weapons used in the sport of fencing. While it is not unusual for fencers to compete in all three events, they generally choose to develop their skills in one weapon. Until recently, women were permitted to compete only in foil, but now the USFA & FIE offer national competitions for women in épée and sabre. Women's épée was added to the World Championships in 1989 and was held for the first time at the Olympic Games in 1996.
Foil and épée are point-thrusting weapons. Sabre is a point-thrusting as well as a cutting weapon. The target areas differ for the three weapons, though all three are scored electrically.
Amarillo College Fencing Association Website
Fencing Spring 2018
For additional information please call (806) 371-2920.
Youth Fencing (Ages 8-12) $89.00
For children who have had less than 3 semesters of fencing instruction. Beginning instruction in the basic principles of modern sport fencing. Introduces basic techniques of the foil and épée. All equipment for students is provided. Instructors are professional members of USA Fencing.
ID# 166129 CHILD-2700-3001 07:00PM-08:30PM M 01/22 - 05/07
Kala Simpson WSC Russell Hall 103 22.50 Hrs
Fencing Beginning (Ages 13-Adult) $106.00
This class is for students, ages 13 to adult who have less than 3 semesters of fencing instruction. Provides beginning instruction in the basic principles of modern sport fencing. Introduces basic techniques of the foil and epee. Depending on student interest, some instruction in the techniques of the sabre may be available. All equipment for students in this class is provided. The instructors are professional members of USA Fencing.
ID# 166130 HER-1056-3001 07:00PM-08:30PM R 01/18 - 05/10
Bary Nusz/Mathew Gasparovich WSC Russell Hall 104 24.00 Hrs.
Fencing Competitive (Ages 13-Adult) $100.00
For students who are or want to be competitive fencers. Students in this class are required to be outfitted in full USA Fencing regulation standard uniform and all necessary foil and epee equipment. Depending on the student's experience, the class provides beginning, intermediate or advanced instruction in the basic principles of modern sport fencing and emphasizes instruction in the techniques or the foil, epee and to a lesser extent, saber. The class consists of drills, sparring and competitive bouting.
ID# 166133 HER-1055-3001 10:00AM-11:30AM S 01/20 - 05/05
Bary Nusz/Mathew Gasparovich WSC Russell Hall 104 22.50 Hrs.