We have members ranging from no experience to those that fence competitively. All are welcome!
Where and when are practices?
We have fencing lessons/practices on Monday/Thursday evenings, and Sunday afternoons in the Nest at UBC. Please check our schedule before coming out, as sometimes practices are cancelled.
How do I join?
Come to one of our practices! Speak to any exec and they will direct you to our treasurer, who will help you sign up and collect fees. The first class is free, no harm in trying it out.
Do I need to stay for the entire practice?
Practices are in rooms booked for 3.5 hours, lessons are 2 hours long.
The first hour is for warmup and footwork/ bladework drills. The second is for free-fencing with other members.
You are welcome to stay past the 2-hour mark and continue free-fencing.
Do I need to have/bring my own fencing gear to join?
We supply our members with everything needed to fence safely- masks, weapons, gloves, and fencing jackets.
We also have electric fencing equipment for foil, épée, and sabre, if you do not have your own. However, a couple months of fencing experience is recommended prior to using the electric fencing equipment.
What should I wear to practice?
For club members who do not have their own fencing uniform, we recommend that you wear:
Comfortable pair of sweats, track pants, or yoga pants.