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. Movements such as subtle feints and unexpected attacks, will help you do that. This makes fencing a fast and tactical sport; it’s not about strength or power, but ingenuity and dexterity.
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- Keeping 1.5 metres distance is no longer a rule, but you are advised to still do so.
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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.
Ynet van der Ven
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.