What is wheelchair fencing? On wheelchair fencing, the wheelchairs are fixed in a frame. To evade your opponent’s weapon, you can move your upper body back or with your weapon. To attack, you can move forward with your upper body. Because you are close together, you need sufficient muscle strength in your arms.
Wheelchair fencing is suitable for all people who cannot exercise while walking. The fencing sport is about hitting your opponent without being hit yourself. This is also the starting point for wheelchair fencing. Technology, tactics and speed are very important. It is a challenge!
Wheelchair fencing at Schermvereniging En Garde is made possible in part by donors and volunteers from the Dutch Foundation for the Handicapped Child (NSGK).
Is wheelchair fencing something for you?
When: Every Thursday evening in Eindhoven
Children up to 12 years of age train from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
Young people aged 12 to 15 train from 19:00 to 20:30.
Juniors and adults from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm.
Sign up for a trial lesson via the contact form and experience if wheelchair fencing suits you!