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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.

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.

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.

Learn About the Weapons

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

  • Image of David Arthurs
    David Arthurs
    epee icon

    Primary Weapon:

    Men's Epee

    Province:

    ON

    Age Category:

    60+

  • Image of Bill Mason
    Bill Mason
    sabre icon

    Primary Weapon:

    Men's Sabre

    Province:

    ON

  • Image of Craig Hustler
    Craig Hustler
    foil icon

    Primary Weapon:

    Men's Foil

    Province:

    ON

    Age Category:

    Future veteran (<40)

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.

Events