The sport of fencing began as early as 1190BC. Fast forward to the 21 st century and fencing is a dynamic & fast paced Olympic sport which requires highly developed physical and mental skills.
Come and see the Fencing demonstrations at the Arnold Classic Australia to learn more about wielding a sword!
There are 3 weapons now used, they are epee, foil & sabre. The sword shape and target area on the body differ for each weapon, however they all have elements in common.
Currently there are over 2500 registered competitive fencers in Australia, with about 700 in Victoria. Approximately 4500 children who participate annually in school programs. Australia has sent athletes to nearly every Olympics, including one to the Youth Olympics held last year.
World championships (both open & veterans) are also well attended by Australians who have returned with numerous medals Victoria is home to several of the top ranked fencers in all age groups & genders in the Australia and a number of fencers who are ranked in the top 100 in the world.