Fencing is a martial art performed with the epee, foil or sabre.
Hygiene measures must be observed. As the changing facilities are partly limited, it is recommended to come already in sportswear. For reasons of hygiene, fencing weapons and masks will be allocated to specific individuals.
Level 1/ Sabre: The fencing masks and practice weapons will be provided on site.
All participants need a fencing jacket as safety equipment. The fencing jackets can be borrowed, subject to availability, for a deposit of 150 EUR (per course) from the equipment manager at the UniSport office.
Please refer to the General Terms and Conditions of the ZE Hochschulsport of the FU Berlin for regulations regarding the loan and return of equipment.
Level 1: Learning the basic movements, simple attack (straight thrust, angled thrust) and parry (straight, semi-circular and circular parry), bore, positions, invitations, basic movements, simple or direct response attacks, attack against the line (strike, binding).
Level 2: The course is aimed at fencers who have already completed the Level 1 course or have other fencing training.
The basic technique of epee or foil fencing must be known. Stabilising and extending the basic techniques, building up the attack and defence, attack against the line (strike and bind) as camouflage, circle parries with simple contrari-posts, circumventing attacks (cavazione), connection between tempo and technique, fencing with electric equipment. Basic attacks and elementary defences such as straight thrusts, parries and ripostes are required.
It is recommended to have your own fencing mask and fencing jacket, fencing gloves and if necessary a mouth and nose protection.
Sabre fencing: Learning the basic techniques of sabre fencing: fencing stance, footwork, weapon positions, simple attacks and parries.
Epee level 2: Extension and optimisation of the basic techniques of epee fencing: blade, cavation and feint attacks, actions in "second intention", extension of the repertoire of parries, improvement of special endurance.