Training for Adults

We train everyone.

Adults, kids, experienced fencers and total beginners. Depending on which of these categories you fall into, we’ve got training options that’ll fit.

If you want to read us getting all philosophical about how we teach people, click here. If you want to chat to us about it, email info@sydneysabre.com or call Frances on 0421 460 713.

The bottom line: Our speciality, the thing we’ll stand up and say we do better than any other fencing club on Earth, is teaching adult beginners how to play the game for fun.

Training for Adults.

Depending on your goals and current experience, we have a pathway to get you from where you are to where you want to go. Look, we made a flow chart.

1. No sabre fencing experience

Never done fencing before? No problem! 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. Not many people have fenced before, which is kind of what we’re here to fix. If you’re a total non-fencer, then you should come and give it a try with our Intro to Sabre class. After that, you should continue with our Courses.

Introductory class

What

The place to start! These two-hour small-group classes are completely hands-on. You will learn the basic skills and scoring rules, then by end of your first hour we’ll have you fencing matches in full electronic scoring gear. You’ll get plenty of coaching and assistance from your instructors, and you can do as many matches as you like. It’s an active and exciting class, so bring your sports gear, a water bottle and a camera.

When

Thursdays 7pm.

How much

See Pricing.

Courses

What

If you want to learn more after your intro, you should enrol for one of our courses. We run a series of 10-week courses designed to take you build your skills and confidence from complete beginner to experienced club-level fencer, and help you start to identify your own style and skill set.

They’re small-group sessions, with typical class sizes 4-8people. We do the vast majority of our training in groups, as we find it’s much more fun that way. The training relationships you’ll build are as important as the skills you’ll learn.

When

Contact us for the current class timetable (we’re in the middle of switching to a new CRM).

We get that you’re busy, and so we’re extremely flexible with rescheduling sessions. You’re welcome to jump into any session of your course each week. If you miss a week completely, you can catch up with a 30 minute private lesson with one of our instructors to keep up with your cohort.

Or to leapfrog them. We don’t judge. We’re discreet. We understand.

How much

See Pricing.

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 info@sydneysabre.com or call Frances on 0421 460 713.

3. Current competitive athlete

If you’re an experienced sabre fencer and want lessons, or just a place to bout, we can help. We have instructors available for individual lessons, and you may be eligible for membership – please contact us to ask.

If you have any questions about any of this, you can reach us at info@sydneysabre.com, give Frances a call on 0421 460 713, or just drop in and talk to us whenever we’re open.