1. Physical Address:
    2. Dean Street
    3. Newlands
    4. Cape Town
    5. 7700
    6. Postal Address:
    7. SACS Junior School
    8. Private Bag X3
    9. Newlands
    10. 7725
    11. Email Address:
    12. Click here to email
    13. Secretary:
    14. 021 689 4001
    15. 021 685 7028 (fax)
    16. Bursar:
    17. 021 686 6027
    18. JE De Villiers House:
    19. 021 689 8779
    20. SACS Pre-Primary:
    21. 021 685 3865

Fencing

The Fencing Club thrives on a strong club culture where the team is paramount.  Working together is essential in creating an environment conducive for training.

Fencing is a unique sport; a martial art and a science that provides serious physical, psychological and emotional challenges.  Each week boys train in the gym hall as part of this team.

Ranks
On demonstrating a grasp of fundamental techniques and sufficient maturity to handle a competitive situation, students are awarded the rank of “scholar”.  They can then participate in the “Scholar Challenge” – inter-club individual competitions held on Saturdays.  Although informal, the structure of these events is designed to develop competitive fencers.

Success at these events enables students to progress through the ranks to Free-Scholar and to Provost.  Free-Scholars are invited to our formal series of competitions, the En Garde league.  On reaching Provost, fencers are eligible for participation in Western Province tournaments.

Club competitions
Towards the end of the year, we hold a SACS Junior Club Champs.  We also hold an inter-house challenge, which takes the form of a team match.

“Historical European Martial Arts”
After the sports fencing program is compete for the year, we touch on some form of “historical” fencing, such as longsword or rapier.  This forms the foundation of “theatrical” fencing – choreographed fighting used in short sketches which the boys perform.

There are a number of boys who have the potential to achieve extra-ordinary things in fencing, but it does require exceptional commitment.  To go beyond the “ordinary” is step that only the fencer himself can take.  “Talent” plays only a small part of success; it is all about attitude!

Fencing ranks and the Scholar Series information