Welcome to Long Island Fencing Club

Hours of Operation:

The Long Island Fencing Club Meets Monday and Tuesday evening, 7:00pm-9:00pm at Centereach HS.

 

There is some Equipment available for use at no charge on a first come-first-served basis. Equipment may also be purchased through the Club. We Charge a $5.00 Floor fee per person per visit, This includes Beginner lessons. Private lessons for advanced fencers are available at additional charge.



 

About Fencing

Fencing, which is also known as Olympic fencing to distinguish it from historical fencing, is a family of combat sports using bladed weapons.

 

Fencing is one of five sports which have 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:

Foil:

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 are 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.



Sabre`

A light cutting and thrusting weapon that targets the entire body above the waist, excluding 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, again through the use of "right of way".



Epee`

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.



"Fencing." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 7 August 2012. Web. 8 Aug. 2012.

The Club

Because of the broad range of sports offered, we are able to accomodate the specific wishes of our members.