Hampshire College Fencing Club
For years the Hampshire College Fencing club has given students the opportunity to learn, teach and compete in fencing. The club's main goal is to allow students to explore fencing in any direction they desire. Students can use the club to stay in shape, meet five college students or compete in local tournaments. Every year the club also hosts a number of scrimmages and events, where fencers from other schools and clubs come to Hampshire to practice and compete against our fencers. Our advisor is Samuel Kanner who teaches martial arts at Hampshire.
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Being a physical sport there are a lot of opportunities for club members to get hurt. In order to prevent injury the club has several "rules" that ensure safety. For example, a fencing blade cannot be raised about the knee of the person holding the blade if someone without a mask is around them. Fencing gear is also specifically created to ensure that the blades cannot badly harm the fencers. We also encourage fencers to be aware of their bodies, and not to do anything they think might injure them. Equipment is retired when it is seen as not fit to protect the wearer.
Only Hampshire College students can get reimbursed by the SAF (student activities fee) Coach cannot be reimbursed - Have CLA purchase all
The Fencing team's equipment is kept in two lockers specifically designated for the club.
In the event of an emergency the fencing club would contact the EMTs and Public Safety Officers to help coordinate the situation. If either of those options is not available two club members would drive the injured person to the local hospital.
As of 4/23/2014
- 2 male, 2 female Large
- 2 medium
- 1 small
- 1 pair size 8.5
- 17 count
- 9 right
- 8 left
- 2 R sabre
- 1 L sabre
- 9 cuffs
- 17 breast cups
- 2 small
- 3 medium
- 2 large
*14 foil *1 w 36 front *3 m 38 front, 2 right, 1 left *2 m 40, 1 front, 1 back *3 m 42, front *1 w 42, back
*3 Right handed
8 guards 12 pads 6 electric 3 dry
8 epee guards 9 pads 3 L electric 4 R electric, 1 French grip
3 guards 3 pads 14 electric, 3 L, 11 R, 2- 2 prong
12 head cords 17 bayonet 8 epee 9 floor 4 extension cords 6 reels
10 pistol 20 Belgium, 18 R, 2 L rewiring chain Epee wires foil wires
3 epees 3 foil 2 foil blades 2 dry foils
- 2 scoring machines, 2 working
Tool box, miscellaneous parts