Sunday 8 December, 2019

En garde! Fencing is coming to UWI Cave Hill

Administrators will be conducting island-wide recruitment in an effort to strengthen the diversity of club membership and continue the tradition of inclusivity at the Cave Hill campus. 

The UWI faculty and staff members are also encouraged to sign up for this sport as a social activity while students can register for it as a credit-bearing extra-curricular course. 

UWI Fencing will provide training from basic competency to an elite competitive level so that members may have the opportunity to compete locally, regionally and internationally. There is no enrollment fee and all equipment is provided by the Cave Hill Academy of Sport for use during training sessions.     

According to the UWI, fencing is a recreational activity that is safe for persons of all genders and ages who possess standard athletic ability. There are no sharp points or edges on the swords, and safety equipment (gloves, pants, mask, jacket, etc.) is worn at all times. It has been an Olympic sport continuously since the inception of the modern Olympics in 1896.  It is internationally recognised as a sophisticated martial art and often described as “chess on your feet”.  So respected is the sport of fencing, that many universities around the world encourage fencing as a part of their sporting curriculum.

The first session of the UWI Fencing Club will convene at The University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus, Usain Bolt Sports Complex on February 6, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Please email sports@cavehill.uwi.edu with the subject “Fencing” for further details.

 

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