Fencing is a sport in which two competitors fight using different types of weapons: the foil, épée and sabre. The aim is to touch your opponent with the tip of the weapon without getting touched yourself. Will you become a pro at subtle feints and unexpected attacks?

Safety measures coronavirus:

  • Adhere to the RIVM guidelines and the guidelines of the TU Delft.
  • Any symptoms: stay at home and get tested.
  • Indoors at X, you have to show your COVID certificate. This is including playing tennis in the balloon hall.
  • If you only use X’s outdoor facilities, you may use the outer gate near the tennis courts.
  • Keep 1.5 meters distance from one another. Exception: during sports activities.
  • Wear a face mask indoors at X. Exceptions: during sports activities and/or when a face mask interferes with the activity.
  • Changing rooms, toilets and lockers are available. Bring as little stuff as possible. Change before you come to X.
  • Good hygiene remains important.
  • If you take part in activities that fall under your X subscription, make sure you have your Campus Card or X card with you.

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During the beginners course you learn the basic fencing skills and techniques. After the warming-up, you work on the different aspects of footwork, such as the basic stance, advances, retreats and various combinations thereof. This is followed by several attack and parry exercises using the weapon. You’ll also learn about the strategies, tactics, techniques and psychology of the game. Most lessons finish with exercises to improve your fitness, so you’ll work on your stamina, flexibility, strength and speed. 

Schedule & Enrolment

Teacher

Ynet van der Veen

Ynet studied Japan Studies and Dutch law Rotterdam. There, she also started fencing in 1985. Since 2014 she has been teaching floret in Rotterdam. At the KNAS she did the training for fencing teacher level 3 from 2015 to 2017. Since 2018, Ynet has been teaching the sword training at DFC, the student fencing club in Delft. Since 2019 she is a member of the DBT, the national coaching team. The fencing training sessions focus, among other things, on general fitness. Going deeper into the technique is done in collective and individual practice situations.

Delft Fencing Club organises fencing training sessions in collaboration with X. They train every Tuesday evening, in Combat at X. Beginners training starts at 19:15. Association training starts at 20:30 in which only members of the association can attend.

Association

Rates

You need a valid X year subscription and association membership to participate.

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