Safety and fun at the heart of fencing club

Fencing is a sport of strength and strategy that is both elegant and stylish.  Mount Martha’s Touché Fencing Club provides training and competition for anyone interested in learning this traditional yet progressive sport in an encouraging and safe environment.

Predominantly focusing on the epee (duelling sword), which can be mastered by any keen sportsman or woman from the age of 10 upwards, this family friendly club has two coaches on Thursday evenings who provide constant feedback. Veteran fencer Danny Robson is the winner of the Australian Men’s Veteran national title and Murray Thompson has a physiotherapy background, which means both men bring different skills to the club’s program.


“Fencing develops a strong sense of ethics, respect and self-worth,” says club member Paul Baker. “Competing is fun, and it is great as a parent to watch your child develop into an agile and strong person who is respectful yet determined. You can compete on a national level or just develop skills. Either way, you become more focused and fit.”

Touché Fencing Club provides all the gear you’ll need to get started, including uniforms, masks and blades, and you’re welcome to come along and try first to see whether this sport is for you. There’s an introduction to fencing on the first Thursday of every month and lessons are only $10 thereafter. You can fence on a casual or social basis or book in for the whole term.

“Safety and fun are Touché Fencing Club’s top priority,” Paul says. “We are a social club that holds fundraisers and sausage sizzles, and most parents stay to watch their children’s classes. Everyone is welcome.”

En garde!


A: Osborne Primary School gym room, 120 Craigie Rd, Mount Martha

T: 0405 237 658 (Rhydian)

E: [email protected]