Modern Sport Fencing, also known as Olympic Fencing, originated in the late 19th century. It comprises the three disciplines of épée, foil and sabre, named after three different types of swords.
Fencing has featured in all of the modern Olympic games and is a rapidly growing popular and enjoyable sport in Hong Kong and world-wide.
The épée is the heaviest sword weighing 770 grammes. The hand guard is a protective large circular shape bowl in front of the handle. To score points, the hits must use only the tip blade and may be made on the entire body of the opponent.
The foil is lighter at a maximum weight of 500 grammes. The foil hand guard is a smaller circular shaped bowl. The target scoring area of the opponent includes the neck, torso and groin. Only touches with the tip of the blade will score.
The sabre is a similarly light weapon at 500 grammes. The sabre hand guard extends along the length of the handle with wider additional metal protection near the blade. To score, one may use the entire blade to target the entire body above the waist, except for the opponent's hand holding their blade.
A referee shall determine the scoring, often assisted by an electronic detection system. Specially designed equipment protects the entire body, in particular the head and torso.
All three disciplines offer many advantages including improved fitness, balance and coordination. Increased self-confidence, competitiveness and discipline are evident in many participants and the progression of these qualities in children can be rapid. Children are often noted to improve listening and comprehension skills, sportsmanship and obedience. Whilst in some countries fencing may be seen as an elitist sport, Excel Fencing makes it is affordable and easy to learn in Kong Kong.
We have highly trained professional fencing instructors experienced in coaching all ages, particularly children and youths, some of whom have worked with international schools. Our head coach has more than 15 years competitive fencing experience with eight years as an instructor specialising in working with children and young adults.
Excel Fencing offers exclusive one-to-one or group instruction and coaching in Cantonese, English and Mandarin, as single sessions or packages. Our new premises offers state of the art advanced fencing equipment and competition studio.
We open seven days a week until late in the evening to work within the available times of busy students and members.
Address : Unit 902-03, 9/F, Marina 8, 8 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
Tel: 2110 9655 Fax: 2110 9604