University of York Students' Union (YUSU)


Never tried Fencing before? Now's the perfect time! University is ideal for giving it a go, and with a bit of coaching you'll be on the piste fencing experienced vets in no time. We run beginners courses in the first and second term that will give you a good grounding and teach you:

Footwork : How to move around and keep your balance whilst in a fight.
Bladework : How to defend and attack, and when to do what.
The Rules : Each weapon is a bit different. Quite important if you want some points.
Fights : All the above needs to be put to practice. At the end of each session you'll put what you've learned to use against others on the course and more experienced guys who'll help guide you.

Once you've got a good start in the basics you can then choose what weapon you want to continue with:

Foil : All points are scored with the tip, and the trunk of the body is the target.
Epee : Same as foil, except the whole body is the target.
Sabre : You can slash with this one, and the upper body is your target.

You'll get the hang of it in no time, and be using the electric kit (so you can tell who hit first) within the term! We provide as much kit as we can, but once you get to this point you may want some shiny new gear.

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AU Fee Required

This club is a Black tier sports club.

You must have already purchased a Black tier membership.

Black Tier Membership - £20.00

You can join this student group by buying one of the memberships below:

Annual Student Membership - £40.00

STUDENT - Membership covers kit, coaching, transport for team members and club socials.