This is the first club competition of the year due to Covid 19. It will be held on Sunday 26th July. This competition is an open event for all fencers. It is suitable for secondary school fencers and up. This year it is an individual event so that you can get a competition in before the President's Cup.
Go to our website to see the details and register. Winter Cup Registration
Prizes: Foil: 1st Titanium guard, 2nd $40, 3rd equal $20
Epee: 1st $100, 2nd $40, 3rd equal $20
Due to demand we are going to run a limited season of the High School Challenge. It will be a more casual affair than last year due to Covid 19 but will give fencers useful experience for the upcoming secondary schools competition plus be lots of fun. The details are: 5 nights: 17 July, 24 July, 7 August, 14 August, 28 August. Free entry. Teams will be made up on the night of mixed ability fencers. Both foil and epee.
Club night this Monday 1 June at 7pm, Queens Birthday public holiday, will be open and bookings are no longer required.
Gatherings of up to 100 are now allowed subject to continuing our contact tracing and hygiene measures. There are no physical distancing requirements for a group up to 100. Physical distancing of 2 metres should, however, be maintained wherever possible. We are still required to adhere to the following:
The Fencing Institute will be open for limited fencing from tomorrow Monday 18 May at the Fencing Institute.
We’ve set up systems so that we are able to open the club up under Alert Level 2 requirements.
The main requirements are:
All this and more is contained in our Response Plan
Club night fencing will start at 6pm for 45 minutes for the first 9 fencers. Then 7pm for another 9 fencers and 8pm for the last group.
If there is demand we can open up at other times. Hopefully these restrictions will only be for a short time.
Because of the government’s announcement today moving New Zealand into Alert Level 2 for Covid 19 we have decided that the Fencing Institute needs to close.
This means that the club is closed for all fencing. Hamish Clarke will collect entry keys from everyone that has keys.
If you wish to collect fencing gear, please contact me or a member of the committee and we will arrange to meet you at the club.
To ensure that your gear inside the Fencing Institute is safe we are installing security cameras.
Keep checking our facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheFencingInstitute as I’m sure that we can come up with some virtual training for you. Members can post to this group as well.
For more information about measures around Covid 19 go to
Don’t hesitate to contact a member of the committee if you have any questions.
Administrator ph 0272492939
Join us for the club's Autumn Cup event to be held on Sunday 29 March. Foil and Epee will be run together and it will be a maxi fence event like last year. A great opportunity to get your competition year underway. Enrol on this website at Events.
2020 is a leap year and what better way to spend that extra day than at the Great Southern Fencing Camp in Christchurch. The full camp is the weekend of 29th February and 1st March and nights of Monday and Tuesday. Weekend option as well. Great way to start the new season. Register on our Events page.
Kate Brill is running her holiday programme at the Fencing Institute for fencers of all ages and abilities. To register go here. The dates and session times are:
Monday 9 Dec - 1pm to 3.30pm
Tuesday 10 Dec - 1pm to 3.30pm
Wednesday 11 Dec - 1pm to 3.30pm
Thursday 12 Dec - 10am to 12.30pm
Friday 13 Dec - 10 am to 12.30pm
The cost of each session is $25 but is discounted the more sessions you attend. 1 session $25, 2 sessions $50, 3 sessions $65, 4 sessions $90, 5 sessions $110. If you need to hire gear there is a one off fee of $15.
Contact Kate for all enquiries at
Mobile: 022 048 5037
Kate is also going to hold a further holiday programme in mid to late January. Details to come.