We offer courses aimed at beginners as part of ANU Sport’s Get Active Short Courses Program, which provides short courses that introduce participants to new sports and activities.
We hold beginner courses at the start of each semester. Participation is capped at 30 participants across two sessions.
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.
Enrolments for the Semester One 2019 Beginner Course have closed.
Please send us an email if you would like to be notified the next time the course runs.
The information below is for students of the current course.
Introduction to Fencing — Block One Beginner Course 2019
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 classes small.
Dates: 26 February - 30 April, with a two week hiatus during the mid-semester teaching break (9 April and 16 April)
Time: Two streams, Tuesday 7.15pm–8.30pm and Tuesday 8.30pm–9.45pm
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.