Q: What are the costs like?
To make it easy for people to start, Blade Club provides equipment for new fencers (they can borrow the club equipment while on our premises); they only need to pay training fees. We also help to retail cheaper but safe equipment from reputable manufacturers, making it possible to purchase a full set of required equipment at affordable rates.
Q: What are the benefits of this sport?
Physically, fencing is also very demanding; people who don’t do it at all but are already good athletes will find themselves getting tired very easily trying to do fencing movements. Fencers have to develop strength and coordination, agility and explosiveness.
Mentally, fencing teaches resilience, courage, discipline, and helps to develop the ability to handle pressure. With the right training approach, Fencing helps to develop an athlete’s real-time problem solving skills, especially under difficult situations.
Q: How long does it take to get good?
It really depends on the motivation of the fencer, as well as the amount of intensity and hard work. Taller or faster or stronger people make better fencers, so some physical advantages helps.
Of course, it all depends on what one’s definition of “getting good” is. Generally speaking, it takes one to two years of consistent, disciplined training to fence confidently and start one’s journey. Getting to a level where one is able to compete nationally might take three to four years of training. Regardless, to facilitate enthusiastic and passionate fencers, at Blade Club we charge less per class for fencers who are willing to train more intensively.