Beginner Course

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We offer courses aimed at beginners as part of ANU Sport’s Lifestyle Program, which provides short courses that introduce participants to new interests and activities.

We hold beginner courses at the start of each semester. The beginner course is delivered by a level 1 accredited coach. Participation is capped at 30 participants across two sessions.

Conditions of enrolment are available at the ANU Sport website -

Note: Beginner course participants must be over 16 years old. If you're younger than this and you're really interested in learning to fence, send us an email — we can help put you in touch with potential coaches.

Block Two Beginner Course

This is an eight week course designed to introduce you to the sport of fencing, including opportunities to try all three weapons. The course focuses on basic technique mainly using the foil, with an introduction to the other two weapons and bouting in the last weeks of the course.  

The course is run in two sessions to help keep class sizes low. 

  • Dates: 31 July — 2 October * no training over the mid-semester teaching break
  • Time: Two streams, Tuesday 7.15pm–8.30pm and Tuesday 8.30pm–9.45pm
  • Cost: $90

Please wear sports shoes, and long pants that are easy to move in (e.g. track pants). Bring a protective glove (e.g. gardening glove) if you have one. All other gear will be provided.

Please send us an e-mail to if you have any more questions about the course.

Sign-up here: 


Name *
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Date of Birth *
Date of Birth
You must be over 16 to take part in the course
Please enter your student number or your SRA number. If you don't have an SRA number put 'nil'
We will follow your preference unless the course session fills up completely
This is the only session I can attend
If you have any prior fencing experience, please tell us about it here
Code of Conduct *
I have read, understand, and agree to abide by the ANU Fencing Club's Code of Conduct, available at
Your place in the course is not secured until we receive payment