Olympic fencing at VaMi

NOTE: As of autumn 2018 there is again training of Epee at VaMi! Training is held on Wednesdays at 19.30 and both experienced fencers and beginners are free to join.




Olympic fencing is a term used for competitive sports fencing of modern day. There are three olympic weapons; foil, epee and sabre, of which VaMi trains in the Epee.

To train you’ll need indoors sports clothes (long trousers) and shoes.

If / when you want to enter competitions then your own kit is required, consisting of preferably two weapons (you get a yellow card for weapon not working; two yellows is a red card and a point to the opponent), mask, plastron, jacket, pants, socks, glove and body cord. And of course shoes but those can be any indoor shoes, though actual fencing shoes are best for the job. All in all a kit will cost about 300-600€. Fencing IS an equipment oriented sport.

We have an age limit of 14 years for participating in Olympic fencing training.

LINKS
Good place to start:
Olympic fencing at Wikipedia

Finnish Fencing and Pentathlon Association:
SM5L

Our most often used equipment vendor in Finland:
Oulun Miekkailutarvike