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Getting started

 

Whatever your age or level of experience, from complete beginner to seasoned competitor, we can provide training options suitable for you.

If you have any questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call Frances on 0421 460 713, or just drop in and talk to us whenever we're open.

 

 

Adults

 

 

 

1. No Sabre fencing experience

 

Our specialty is introducing people to sabre for the first time. We can give you the skills to start enjoying the sport within your first hour of training. 

 

Most of our fencers are adults who started their fencing training with us, with no prior experience. If this sounds like you, then you should come and give it a try with one of our Introductory classes. After that, you should continue with our Courses.

 

 

Introductory class

 

What

Experience the fastest combat sport on Earth! These intensive 90 minute small-group classes are completely hands-on. You will learn the basics of stance, footwork, attack, defense and scoring rules, then by end of your first hour, we’ll have you fencing matches in full electronic scoring gear. It’s an active and exciting class, so bring your sports gear, a water bottle and a camera. Your session pass also includes entry for the rest of the day for bouting, so we suggest you allow some time after the class for more matches: we close 10pm weeknights and 6pm Saturdays. Pricing also includes a Sydney Sabre T-shirt.

 

When

Mondays and Thursdays 6:30pm; Saturdays 1:30pm.

Class runs until 8pm weeknights and 3pm Saturdays: class fee also includes unlimited matches until 10pm weeknights or 6pm Saturdays, so allow plenty of time!

 

How much

 $65 per person

You can book online here.

 

Courses

 

What

If you want to learn more after your intro, you should enroll for one of our courses. We run a series of 10-week courses designed to take you from complete beginner to experienced club-level fencer, and teach you the skills you’ll need if you want to start competing.

 

When

New courses start every 5 weeks. Our full timetable can be found here.

We recognize that our fencers are busy people, and we’re extremely flexible with rescheduling sessions if you need. We try to run each class several times per week, and you can jump into any of those sessions.

If you miss a week completely, you can catch up with a 20 minute private lesson with one of our instructors: an extra $10 fee applies.

 

How much

Our courses are included in any of our passes, but the best way to get started is usually with a 10 session pass for $250. This covers your 10 classes, equipment hire and bouting.

 If you want to start training more than once a week, it might be worth getting an Unlimited pass: talk to us if you’re unsure.

You can book online here.

 

 

2. Some previous fencing experience

 

If you’ve fenced a bit before but are not sure what level you’re currently at, the best thing to do is book a private session with one of our instructors so we can assess what training options will suit you best.

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Frances on 0421 460 713.

 

 

3. Current competitive athlete

 

 If you’re an experienced sabre fencer and want group training sessions, lessons, or just a place to bout, we can help. We run daily casual footwork and technical sessions, bouting, and twice-weekly competitive squads. We also have instructors available for individual lessons.

If you have your own equipment we have storage space available, otherwise equipment hire is included with all of our passes.

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Frances on 0421 460 713.

 

 

 

Kids (Under 17)

 

We have a range of options for kids under 17 who want to learn sabre.

 

 

 

1. Under 8 years old: Private lessons

 

For kids under 8 years old, we advise starting with private lessons to gain the strength and skills needed for the group classes. Private lessons are $30 for 20 minutes, or you can get a pack of 10 for $250.

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Frances on 0421 460 713.

 

 

2. No previous sabre experience, 8-17 years old

 

For kids aged 8-12: The first thing to do is visit us at 11:30 on a Saturday morning and jump straight in to our 11:30am Under-12 squad for an hour of games, footwork, technical skills and bouting. New kids join every week, so you don’t need to wait for the start of a new term.

For kids aged 13-17, come at 10:30am and jump in to our Under-15/Under-17 squad. There's plenty of new fencers in the group as well as experienced competitors, so you're welcome to join at any point in the term.

Casual sessions are $30, or you can get a pack of 10 for $250, which can be used at your own pace.

Bookings are essential: Register online, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Frances on 0421 460 713.

 

 

3. Experienced competitive sabre fencers, up to 17 years old

 

Our Cadet squads are intensive 2 hour training sessions every Saturday aimed at kids up to 17 years old who are training for state, national or international level competition. The fencers in this group also take part in Adult competitive squads, footwork classes and private lessons.

Entry is by invitation. For more information or to join, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Frances on 0421 460 713.