WHAT IS FENCING?
Fencing is also known as modern fencing to distinguish it from historical fencing, is a martial art of fighting with blades. Competitive fencing is one of five activities which has been featured at every one of the modern Olympic Games the other four being Athletics, Cycling, Swimming, and Gymnastics. The sport of fencing is divided into three weapons:
A light cutting and thrusting weapon that targets the entire body above the waist, except for the hands. Hits with the edges of the blade as well as the tip are valid. As in foil, touches which land outside of the target area are not scored. However, unlike foil, these off-target touches do not stop the action, and the fencing continues. In the case of both fencers landing a scoring touch, the referee determines which fencer receives the point for the action.
A heavier thrusting weapon that targets the entire body. All hits must be with the tip and not the sides of the blade. Touches hit by the side of the blade do not halt the action. Unlike foil and sabre, Épée does not use right of way, and allows simultaneous hits by both fencers. However, if the score is tied at the last point and a double touch is scored, nobody is awarded the point.
A light thrusting weapon that targets the torso, including the back , but not the arms. Touches are scored only with the tip; hits with the side of the blade do not count, and do not halt the action. Touches that land outside of the target area (off-target) stop the action, and not scored. Only a single hit can be scored by either fencer at one time. If both fencers hit at the same time, the referee uses the rules of right of way to determine which fencer gets the point.
HOW CAN I BECOME A MEMBER?
Every individual involved in fencing in Nigeria is required to become members of the Federation, in order to fully understand and enjoy the sport.To see all types of membership, please clink on the membership link.
HOW CAN I FENCE FOR NIGERIA?
To represent the country, you must register as a competitive fencer with the Federation.Then you obtain a license from the FIE in order to be eligible for competitions.
WHERE CAN I FENCE?
To fence, you can join our various clubs. To find a club near you, please contact us on all our communication channels.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BECOME A MEMBER?
There are various categories of membership, please click the membership link to see all types of membership and the costs.
HOW DO I BECOME A COACH/REFEREE?
At Nigerian Fencing, we are constantly on the lookout for talented and motivated individuals who will like move and develop the sport of fencing in Nigeria. To become a coach or referee, please contact us at Nigerian Fencing.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO FENCE?
Once you become a member of Nigerian Fencing, you can then sign up with any of the clubs to begin your training, or you could hire a personal coach to help you out conveniently.
HOW DO I FIND A COACH NEARBY?
Using the find a coach link, you can easily search for coaches within you geographical location. If that does not work, please contact us, we will help you out all the way.
I LIVE ABROAD AND WILL LIKE TO REPRESENT NIGERIA
We have lots of Nigerian fencers in the diaspora, and they still fly the Nigerian flag proudly. To fence for Nigeria, irrespective of where you are, please contact us today.
I DON’T HAVE A FENCING EQUIPMENT, CAN I STILL FENCE AT THE CLUBS?
The cost of joining the club covers the cost of renting equipment per session. Alternatively, you can contact us to request and order for your personal set of equipment.