Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I need experience?
A: NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! If you have fenced before, that's great! If not, we'll teach you everything and get you fencing in no time!

Q: Is it dangerous?
A: Fencing isn't dangerous if you wear the proper equipment. There's a chance for some bruises or scrapes, but fencing is relatively safe.

Q: Do I have to buy the equipment?
A: Our club has all the equipment you will need. Many of our fencers buy their own equipment out of preference, but it is not necessary.

Q: Are the swords real?
A: The blades we use are made of metal, but they have a blunted tip.

Q: How intense is it?
A: Starting out, fencing can be hard on the muscles. You are using your muscles in new and very specific ways. Once you properly learn some basic footwork, it is less intense. Eventually, you can make it as intense as you want.