Fencing is a fast and athletic sport, very much different from the films you see at the cinema or on television.
Rather than swinging from chandeliers or jumping off balconies modern fencing takes place on a 14m by 2m strip. The action is so fast that it is judged electronically rather than by eye.
The sword is one of the oldest of weapons and, as Egyptian frescoes circa 1200BC show, fencing is one of the oldest of sports
The ability to demonstrate speed, skill and dexterity with a sword has always been considered an indication of manliness and throughout 17th and 18th century Europe duelling with rapiers settled 'matters of honour'
The modern Olympic sport requires fencers to be of the fittest of athletes and have levels of skills which require many hours of dedicated training.
In learning the skills of attacking and defending with either the Foil, Epee or Sabre fencers develop good co-ordination, balance and flexibility which makes fencing training an ideal means of keeping fit for all ages and abilities.
At Vaksman Fencing Club we provide fencing instruction on all skill levels, from beginners to professionals. Individual as well as group lessons taught by world class instructor, Michael Vaksman. You will be able to experience and learn any or all of three fencing weapons (foil, epee or sabre). Learn the art of fencing while becoming fitter in a fun entertaining yet intensive workout atmosphere.