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 2017
For additional information please call (806) 371-2920.
Fencing I (Ages 8-12) $94.00
For children who have had less than three (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# 156308 CHILD-2700-3001 07:00PM-08:30PM M 01/23 - 05/01
Bary Nusz/Kala Simpson WSC Russell Hall 104 21.00 Hrs.
Teen to Adult
Fencing Beginning $131.00
For students 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 épée. 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# 156309 HER-1056-3001 07:00PM-09:00PM Thursday 01/19 - 05/04
Bary Nusz/Mathew Gasparovich WSC Russell Hall 104 30.00 Hrs.
Fencing Competitive $123.00
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
épée 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 of the foil, épée and to a lesser extent, saber.
The class consists of drills, sparring and competitive bouting.
ID# 156310 HER-1055-3001 10:00AM-12:00PM Saturday 01/21 - 05/06
Bary Nusz/Mathew Gasparovich WSC Russell Hall 104 28.00 Hrs.