Learning to fence at Swordfish
To learn to fence, join our Swordfry classes for children or the Beginners Course for adults. Please check our links for information, starting dates, times and costs for the respective course.
If you have already completed a beginners course you are welcome to attend our training sessions at Belmont on Mondays, Wednesday or Saturday or Curtin Stadium on Thursdays.
Beginners, children and senior fencers can learn footwork and play training games together; however children will fence each other unless the coach agrees to allow them to spar with adults.
In order to join our training, you must have:
- paid your club and FencingWA registration fee and
- your own fencing equipment as we do not permit fencing unless in full fencing gear.
Individual Lessons at Swordfish
If you are interested in sharpening your fencing skills and would like one-on-one lessons with our coaches, that’s great! Just speak to any one of the coaches!
Generally our coaches are extremely keen to teach and support a fencer’s learning, however our coaches do require a certain commitment to the sport and would request that their students dedicate a number of hours to lessons and training. This is to ensure both coach and fencer maintain a mutual understanding and respect for the sport.
Visiting Fencers at Swordfish
Swordfish Fencing Club is a specialised Epee club. The club trains 3 times a week at Belmont City College Gym and once a week at Curtin University Stadium.
Fencers from other clubs, including interstate and international fencers, are welcome to join in with training, whether affiliated with Fencing WA or another recognised fencing body. Just come along to one of the following sessions and have a chat to the Head Coach.
Please arrive before training begins – Belmont City College Gym on Monday and Wednesday by 6:15pm, Saturday by 10:45, or Curtin University Stadium on Thursdays of the teaching semester by 5.45pm.