Fencing School

"An active and vibrant club in the heart of the Jordaan area."

the trainers

Liset Reinecke

Liset earned her degree as a fencing instructor in 2021 in Ghent.

Marijn de Jong

"I try to put in my epee lessons the flexibility of the foil and the explosiveness of the saber. I have been a full-time trainer and coach at several fencing clubs since 2011."

Sabine van Knijff

"In 2021, I obtained my fencing teacher certification in Ghent. My passion is teaching youth between the ages of 5-11 and 12-16. With a strong focus on recreational sports, Anyone can Fence!"

Jan Dirk Burger

"How you fence says a lot about who you are. Offensive, defensive, creative, functional..... Fencing is a mirror at the most basic level: how do you handle tension? Are you in control of your own impulses?"

Pavlo Kirpulyanskyy

Elpee teacher on thuesdays

We are more than proud of all our students we help to enjoy and improve their fencing. We look forward to many new future members in the years to come. 

The sport of fencing

fencing school De Jordaan

the weapons

Saber

The saber is a striking and stabbing weapon. Fencing with the saber is an Olympic sport for both women and men. Hits can be inflicted with the point, the cutting edge and the flat sides of the weapon. The valid hit area consists of the torso (above the waist), the head and the arms. Saber fencing is characterized by smooth competition and many attacks on the opponent. Everything above the (imaginary) belt is hitting surface, excluding both hands.

Epee

The epee most closely resembles the classic dueling weapon. Fencing with the epee is an Olympic sport for both women and men. The epee is also a stabbing weapon and relatively inflexible. Valid hits can only be inflicted with the point. The valid hit area covers the entire body. Attack and defense have an equally important role.

Foil

The foil is a thrusting weapon with a flexible blade that originally served as a training weapon. Because there were too many deaths and injuries while practicing with saber or epee, the floret was invented. Now fencing with the floret is an Olympic sport for both women and men. Valid hits can only be made with the point. The valid hit plane consists only of the torso.