15.30-17.00 (children, youth 10-13)
17.15-18.45 (teenagers 14+, adults)
19.45-21.45 (teenagers 14+, adults)
15.00-16.00 (children 6-7 years old)
16.15-17.15 (children 8-9 years old)
instructor: Szymon Łojak
fee: PLN 170 / month, the second classes with 50% discount for youth 14 + and adults – fee: PLN 255 – 2 x week., trial classes: PLN 50
room: Dancing in the dark, 307 a / b, 3rd floor (Mon, Tue), Black Swan, 316, 3rd floor (Fri)
Fencing classes improve the overall level of sports ability, fitness, develop coordination, flexibility, speed, body’s orientation in space and in relation to other players. They develop self-discipline, ability to quickly assess the situation and make decision under stress and time pressure. They teach how to control aggression and respect rules, familiarise with the situation of success and failure.
We train with GoNow foam weapons (sabres and swords) and plastic foils equipped with hit sensors. We provide the necessary equipment: weapon simulators and protectors. The classes consist of a specialist warm up, fencing foot work, learning to work with weapons, sparings, and general development exercises. In addition, to contemporary sports fencing exercises, we also introduce techniques of historical fencing, elements of fencing choreography, activities from old European hand-to-hand combat (Medieval wrestling, Bartitsu, French boxing). Each time, we adapt the programme to the needs and abilities of the group, as well as individual preferences of the participants. We conduct our training in line with safety principles necessary when practising fencing and other martial arts.