© Salle Dublin - January 2019

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@ St Conleth's College Gym, Clyde Road, Dublin 4

18.45 - 22.00  (throughout the fencing year)

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Beginner’s Guide to Fencing

Various forms of sword fighting have existed since ancient times but modern fencing is a descendant of 16th century duelling.

The first fencing schools were founded in the Middle Ages, and the sport spread systematically throughout Europe.

Spanish and Italians schools of the late 16th and early 17th centuries were followed by the arrival of a shorter and lighter rapier made popular in France in the 18th century.

In the 19th century the Italians, Hungarians and French founded famous fencing schools, and the Italian masters developed sabre fencing into a non-fatal sporting/training form with metal weapons.

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History of Irish Fencing

Olympic Fencing

Glossary of Fencing Terms

“Fencing is a school of humility and develops speed, perfect control of the body, balance, beauty and strong grace. It should be recommended to everyone wanting to master their feelings and actions during their lifetime. Through this art they will think clearly and act always with style in their decisions.”                                                                    

                                                                                                     Marcel Marceau