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Epee

In epee, the entire body is the target area. Simultaneous hits are allowed, and only the tip of the weapon is used to score a touche.

Foil

Like Epee, touches are only scored with the tip of the foil. Like Sabre, fencers must be attacking to score a valid touche. The target area is limited to the torso from the neck to the groin.

Sabre

Sabre is the fastest of the three weapons. The target area is the torso, arms, and head, and fencers must be attacking to score.

Learn About the Weapons

Choose a weapon below to learn more about the different styles of fencing:

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Kyle Foster
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Primary Weapon:

Men's Multiple Weapons

Province:

ON

Age Category:

40+

Image of Mike Krasnich
Mike Krasnich
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Primary Weapon:

Men's Sabre

Province:

BC

Age Category:

50+

Image of Fritz Kristbergs
Fritz Kristbergs
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Primary Weapon:

Men's Epee

Province:

ON

Age Category:

70+

Our Vision

Our vision is to create an inclusive community that develops, promotes and maintains adult fencing at all levels ranging from beginner – competitive.

In many countries, including Canada, fencers are eligible for competition in veteran events at age 40. Some international competitions also extend competition to 40+, such as the Commonwealth Fencing Championships, which are hosted every two years.

For the FIE World Championships and other FIE sanctioned events, fencers are not eligible for competition until age 50.