Fencing@MQ offers a five-week learn to fence course in semester 1 and again in semester 3. This course is design to teach the complete beginner how to fence. Over five consecutive Friday nights, you are trained in the art of fencing: footwork, attacking, parrying, and fencing in bout scenarios. The course is limited to 12 people to allow the coach to have one on one time with each fencer and keep track of the group’s progression. At the end of the course you take part in an electric competition against classmates. This is designed to give a taste of what fencing is like at club and competition level.
The course is run by Leon Hooper. Leon has been one of the top fencers in Australia for several weapons but has a preference for sabre. He has retired somewhat from competitive fencing and is now passing his skills on to the next generation of fencers.
For those who are MQ students/Staff/Alumni the course is $65*.
For everyone else the cost of the course is $85*.
For those taking place in the learn to fence course you should come dressed in: tracksuit pants (NO SHORTS), t-shirt, runners. A towel and water bottle are also advised.
*At the conclusion of the course you’ll be offered a novice membership of 1 year for an extra $20.
All equipment is provided free of extra charge.
To register expression of interest for the next learn to fence course please head into the sports centre at MQ uni and register through the front desk.