Sword fencing classes in Coffs
COFFS Harbour Sword Club, in conjunction with PCYC, is continuing to offer sword lessons, but on a new level.
Classes Tuesday 6pm at the PCYC at Bray St. Coffs Harbour.
Beginners to advanced in modern foil and epee fencing along with introductory lessons in historical sword styles in 17th century musketeer rapier fighting. For anyone who would like to try this unusual and challenging sport, this is a great opportunity as experienced and qualified sword coaches are rare in Australia.
Colin Phillips is head coach with 20 years’ experience in fencing, rapier and medieval long sword. Joining us this term are professional Hungarian pentathlon husband and wife coaches who are experienced in training teams and individuals for the Olympic Games. We are therefore now offering fencing training just for fun and fitness or you can develop your skills for serious national and international competition, even the Olympics if you reach that standard.
Fencing originated in Europe in the 17th century, where this style of swordsmanship was used by musketeers or practised by the upper-class bourgeoisie with gentleman’s rules of engagement during the practice of duelling. Modern fencing has been adapted from these early beginnings as a safe sport option, resulting in points not bodies. It is an ancient sport of noblemen that can be enjoyed by anyone. Far removed from its violent origin, now this Olympic sport is being enjoyed the world over but is rare in Australia.
Private sword lessons by appointment for ladies who prefer a non-violent option/personal training.
Equipment provided. Cost $10 per session. Bookings/inquiries Colin Phillips 0417 275 011 or the PCYC.