Training

Adelaide Hills Fencing Club trains on Thursday night and Saturday mornings, during the DECD school terms.

Training sessions are currently held at the Mt. Barker Recreation Centre - 2 Howard Lane, Mt Barker

2020 Schedule

Saturdays

10:00 - 12:00
Jnr Footwork session, Free Fencing & Private lessons

Junior Beginner Group (10:00-11:00+)
Beginner intake quarterly - introductory session on the first Saturday of each school term.

Thursdays NOTE: NEW TIMES
18:00 - 19:30
Junior Fencing (intermediate/advanced)

19:00 - 20:00
Junior Free Fencing & Intermediate referee practice

19:00 - 20:00
Senior & Intermediate Footwork & Drills

20:00 - 21:00
Open Fencing & Individual lessons with coaches:
Connor Bury (Lvl1FE)
Erwin Lam (Lvl1F)
Peter Mayer
Dov Spinks (Lvl1FE)
...and any other guest coaches who may be around!

2020 School Term Dates:
T1.  28 Jan - 03 Apr
T2.  27 April - 03 Jul
T3.  20 Jul - 25 Sep
T4.  12 Oct - 11 Dec

Please check our Calendar regularly for details of club closure or upcoming tournaments.

Meet our most regular team of coaches.


Dov Spinks

Dov is an accredited Level 1 Foil & Epee coach. He enjoys long walks (on the fencing piste), reading books (about fencing), and meaningful fireside chats (with other fencers).

 Coach Quote:

The greatest skill to be found
at either end of a sword
is self-control.

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Erwin Lam

Erwin is our fastest addition to the coaching team. Liberal, lithe, and oh-so-lefthanded!

 Coach Quote:

Do the thing!

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Connor Bury

Connor is fun & friendly, skilled & subtle. He can teach you how to make friends and stab them. Also good with animals.

 Coach Quote:

Bend your Knees.

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Peter Mayer

Stalwart of the club, professor, renaissance man; Peter embodies the truly classical fencer!

 Coach Quote:

The fencing lesson with the foil gives the student the precision and quickness of the eye, the speed of the hand, the vigor of the calf, the length of breadth...It teaches [them] to search, to discover, to surprise, and to [thrust and hit the opponent]

~Claude La Marche

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