Have you ever dreamed of being a sword fighter but you always thought it was an elite sport out of your league? Think again! At the Sydney Sabre Centre fencing becomes accessible to everyone!
The first and only fencing centre in Sydney specialised in sabre, the fastest of the fencing disciplines, SSC allows everyone from 8 years of age the possibility to try this exciting sport. One of the safest combat sports in the world, sabre fencing is fosters physical fitness, personal discipline, and intellectual adaptability.
Located in the heart of the Inner West, the centre sports 11 permanent pistes, lockers for fencing gear, a fitness area, gear store, professional fencing instructors, air conditioning and lounge with wifi.
Sydney Saber Centre offers a wide variety of classes, from beginners to advance. To start with you can try an introductory class, which consists in a 90 minutes group session for you to fence sabre for the first time. You will spend 30 minutes learning the basics of footwork, attack and defence, before fencing bouts with your classmates using the electronic scoring equipment. It's a fun, active session to give you an idea of what the sport is all about.
Once you have completed your introductory class, you can visit Sydney Sabre for bouts on a casual basis. We recommend that you also sign up for group class to advance your skills. The next step for you would be to join a beginner class series, which run over a 10 week series, designed to give you the skills required to fence independently at Sydney Sabre. The beginners class series will give you the basic knowledge to fence sabre. Each of the 10 weekly classes concentrates on a different element of the sport. At the end of the series, we run a grading competition to assess your knowledge and performance before you can move up to the next level of training (Novice).
There's no real upper limit for training. The more you fence, the faster you will learn, and the more you will get out of your classes. As you refine your sabre and add more complex skills, you can move from Novice to Intermediate and eventually to Advance. And now you're ready for state and national competitive level!
You have got nothing to lose, but a lot of fun and fitness to gain!