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GETTING STARTED
GETTING STARTED
Posted by Brillmart 2006-02-14

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» GETTING STARTED

To Get Started:

Fencing is an ancient art and also a modern sport but you don't have to be an Olympian to enjoy fencing. Our clubs will cater to all ages and levels - from nervous beginners and ‘social' fencers to would-be world champions. And you never know you may have the opportunity to meet one of New Zealand’s own Olympic fencers in your club or at a competition.

First Steps:
Check out the club locations on this web site or if there is not a club near, contact your Regional Sports Trust and ask them to help you find similar interested people in your community with a view to forming a club.

What Will Be Needed?

Essential Thing To Take: Most of all, get along and take your imagination along and let it run wild.

Clubs may provide for hire / rent / loan equipment that beginners may use.

Normal Equipment To Expect To be Used:
Weapon (normally foil, but epee, or sabre may be offered).
Mask
Jacket
Protective under “plastron”
Glove

Clubs may operate a second hand market place, or equipment and material can be purchased new.

Note:
For hygene reasons it is preferable to obtain your own glove – either a bought fencing glove or initially a light weight glove (gardening, cotton, or wool) to provide protection.

What To Wear:
Footware – indoor sports shoes.
Tracksuit and Tee Shirt are the recommended sport clothing to wear to fencing

Equipment That Is Used At Clubs And Competitions:
The amount of specialised equipment required for a competition varies, depending on the level of the competition. There are essentially three categories of competition:
- Non-Electric Equipment – visual (most often used for novices and school/youth Competitions)
- Electric Equipment (Schools Competitions and other regional Competitions)
- FIE Electric Equipment (FeNZ and NZ Cup events)

May the Force be with you.






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