Fourth floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre, 285 Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, KL (03 2092 2510/ www.zfencing.com.my).
Modern fencing began as a form of military training back in the day when swordplay was the main form of fighting. During the Renaissance period beginning in the 14th century, fencing became more of a sport with master practitioners setting up schools in Spain, Italy and France.
Your kids can discover this classic art of duelling by enrolling at Z Fencing. The fencing school’s youth division encompasses different age groups: four- to five-year-olds, six- to eight-yearolds, nine- to 12-year-olds, and 13- to 20-year-olds. Students are called Zketeers (as opposed to musketeers) and need only commit to one lesson per week. With enough practise, your child will be able to differentiate and specialise in three weapons: the foil, épée
and sabre. Learning how to properly wield weaponry hones quick handeye coordination and reflexes, and fencers are known for being especially light on their feet.
Z Fencing’s coaches, some of whom have been fencing for 13 years or more, are more than qualified sportsmen. To excel as instructors, they have to pass the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (SPKK) and then go on to acquire an International Certification in Sports Coaching.
Sign your children up for a 15-minute trial to see if lunging and parrying is the sport for them. En garde!
All courses: Weekdays, RM1,320/ term, RM440/month; Weekends, RM1,440/term, RM480/month. Daily, 1-8pm. Contact centre for schedule.