Fencing is a sport where we regularly cross blades with our opponent in exciting duels that we usually only see in fantasy movies.
SMU Fencing Club is a premier Fencing Club established in 2005 that specialises in epee. With minimal rules, Epee has a stronger emphasis on strategy instead of speed and strength, making it the perfect weapon for beginners. All the necessary equipment is provided by the club and members are able to loan them for use during training!
Because of this, most of our members experience fencing for the first time with us, so for beginners you will always be surrounded by newcomers! For those with experience, there are numerous seniors and alumni with competition experience who can’t wait to spar with you! Our weekly trainings are specially crafted to suit fencers of different proficiencies on top of improving both physical and mental strength.
- Asian Varsity Fencing Championships
Every year, we host the Asian Varsity Fencing Championships, an international varsity level fencing competition which draws hundreds of participants yearly. Additionally, there are a number of smaller external and internal competitions all year round that members can look forward to!
- Fencing Day
Fencing day is a unique event for all SMU students to take part in, where they will learn the basics of fencing, play various fencing-related games and compete in a mini fencing competition at the end of the event to win attractive prizes. We aim to raise awareness of fencing as a sport, provide networking opportunities and offer an avenue for SMU students to destress from their final examinations and have fun with one another.
- Rookie Challenge
An annual competition held within SMU Fencing for beginner fencers to compete against one another with a chance of winning their very own personal epee blade.
|Time||7:30 pm to 9:30 pm||4:00 pm to 6:00 pm||5:00 pm to 7:00 pm|
|Venue||School of Information Systems Gym Studio|
- 2023 Asian Varsity Fencing Championships
Men's Sabre Individual Gold, Silver
Men's Foil Individual Gold
Women's Sabre Individual Gold, Silver
Men's Sabre Team Bronze
Men's Foil Team Silver
- 2022 NUS Fencing Challenge
Tertiary Cup - Overall 2nd
Women's Sabre Individual Gold, Bronze
Women's Sabre Team Gold
- 2022 Singapore Senior Tournament
Senior Men's Foil Individual Gold
Senior Women's Sabre Individual Gold
- 2022 Novices Fencing Championships (Individual)
Women's Epee Individual Gold
- 2022 Singapore Senior Championships
Women's Sabre Individual Gold
- 2021 Singapore Senior Championships
Silver and Bronze medals
- 2021 Singapore Senior Tournament
Gold and Bronze medals
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HOW DO I JOIN THE CLUB?
There will be clinics which will allow you to try out fencing and audition for the club, so that you can decide if it’s a good fit for you. Do look out for information sent via email!
"I miss the sport and I hope to improve my skills!"
- Crystal Khoo, School of Business, Year 1
"I enjoyed watched fencing during the Olympics and would love to try it!"
- Rishika Agarwal, School of Business, Year 3
We are partnered with Blade Club, one of the largest fencing clubs in Singapore. Coach Zhao heads our Friday trainings. (https://www.bladeclub.com.sg/)
There are no membership fees and we provide equipment! However, Members are expected to account for and take care of their loaned items. For example, items such as the fencing jackets and breeches (pants) will have to be brought home for washing after use. If members prefer to have their own equipment, we are able to assist them in getting properly suited up too!
A fencer will wear breeches, long socks, a chest guard, a safety shirt, suit and mask - what this means is that fencing is very safe because you will be covered head to toe. Fencers tend to get bruises when we train, just like any other sport, but you can rest assured Fencing is one of the safest indoor sports out there.
The rule of epee is to hit your opponent before they hit you. Regularly attending training sessions from the get-go is the best way to pick up the sport fast. It can be hard at first, but we have seniors and coaches who will be there for us every step of the way!
We definitely encourage you to join! Our club has a lot of experienced fencers from other disciplines such as sabre and foil. We send our experienced fencers for various competitions and have always seen good results.