What is gofence?

Fencing is great fun and unlike many combat orientated sports, it doesn't require strength and power, so girls and boys can fence each other safely, with minimal risk of injury.

A great introduction to fencing, is the initiative created by British Fencing called Go/Fence which replaces traditional metal weapons with plastic or foam equivelants, making it cheaper, easier and safer for children to learn the basic skills.

It is also easier to teach, requires fewer coaching qualifications thus making it ideal for schools and holiday/activity camps. But don't be put off by the plastic nature of the equipment.

Go/fence teaches:

  • footwork
  • correct form
  • scoring areas
  • attack and defence

All skills employed in the metal fencing forms.

Once a group of 'fencers' have been taught the basics and experience the fun of 'live' fencing, (perfectly safe with this equipment) they should be encouraged to join one of the many fencing clubs available up and down the country. There, they'll have their basic skills enhanced and honed by a fully qualified coach and as they learn and improve they'll experience the cut and thrust strategies employed for competition fencing - always adrenalin coursing fun!

Fencing with foam and plastic equipment has been used by ACS during their Mini Ninja games club and half term mayhem sessions run at our ACS MAGFA venue at 35 Charles St Luton.

And remember, fencing is an Olympic sport - so from these small beginnings who knows what will grow … enjoy!

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