Many schools, around ten, in Christchurch offer fencing as part of their sports programme's plus there are "senior' clubs located in different suburbs. Check them out.
University of Canterbury Fencing Club
CUFC members pose after a training session.
UC Fencing has finally returned to campus! We are fencing in Education Gymnasium 10 Saturdays mornings from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Here is a map. Thank-you so much Waltham Primary school for hosting us.
Contact: President Aidan Taylor: aidan HYPHEN t HYPHEN firstname.lastname@example.org or, the Coach, Vik Manuge, 366 6396 email@example.com
Details: All initial instruction in epee, but foil and sabre encouraged too. About 20-plus members, many former or current national champions, aged from 14 to late 50s. First hour is a group lesson with warm-ups and specific technical/tactical instruction then free fencing afterwards. Visitors welcome especially to the annual one-hit Eccleston Epee competition and knees-up!
The Sabre Club:
Location: Waltham Primary School hall on the corner of Hastings and Vienna Streets. Use the double gate off Hastings Street.
Thursday's, February to November, starting 7pm with a group lesson then electric sabre fencing with many current and past national champs afterwards.
Visitors welcomed, mostly sabre with the odd foilist or epeeist turning up. Electric sabre gear for hire for non-members wanting to try sabre.
Contact: Vik Manuge
Ph: 03 3666 396
United Fencing Club.
President Geof Low adjusts the many awards presented at United's recent end of year event.
Meets Tuesday evenings at Shirley Intermediate School Gymnasium, Shirley Road.
Entrance is from North Parade, just past Shirley Boys High. Please do not park on the grassed area's. We start at 7pm, and finish at 9pm. Initial instruction in foil but all three weapons fenced.
Contact: Rob Sheard
43 Dee Street
03 980 1914
CFA, Christchurch Fencing Academy.
Contacts: Jan Tabak - 980 6935, cell: 021 163 0429 or Mary Anne-Baxter - 352 9257.Coach: James Tabak
Venue: Kendal School, 53 Kendal Avenue, Burnside.
Training Times: Monday Nights @ 7pm to 9pm.
March - November
Mt Pleasant Swords Club.
Meets Mondays, 7 till 8.30pm at Mt Pleasant Scout Hall, Old School Reserve, 172 Major Hornbrook Road, Mt Pleasant. Contact Roger Horton 03 981 3159
New Zealand's top newspaper: The Press
Australian Fencing Federation Our couszies across the water.
The Commonwealth Fencing Federation. The place to go to find out about the Junior, Senior and Veterans Commonwealth Fencing championships.
Jonathan Chan. Photographer, designer of this site and top sabreur - his site:
A desire to fence in a pre-electric style culminated in a group of fencers in Dunedin, New Zealand, forming a club to carry out the art of classic fencing: Salle Angelo.
Auckland University Fencing Club: Homepage.
The Rules of Fencing. Places where you can snaffle a copy of the FIE's rules in English: A British version. The FIE's version - click on the link to the left then click on the EN(glish) on the top left of the page which comes up!
The Rainbow Garden, the place to stay when visiting Venice.
Trott Park Fencing Club, an eclectic selection of the fencing community of Adelaide who meet regularly under the aegis of Jenny Cassidy. Have a look: Jenny's Place
Royal Spanish Fencing Federation, a good expample of a national fencing website: RFEE.
LUCY - former ucfc fencer now on a Fulbright Scholarship in America - Find out what she is thinking!
Italian Fencing Federation, another up-market fencing site - have a look: FIS