Fencing

Fencing, also called Olympic fencing, is a sport in which two competitors fight using ‘Rapier-style’ swords, winning points by making contact with their opponent. Based on the traditional skills of swordsmanship, the modern sport arose at the end of the 19th century, with the Italian school having modified the historical European martial art of classical fencing, and the French school having later refined the Italian system. There are three forms of modern fencing, each using a different style of weapon and different rules, and as such the sport is divided into three competitive scenes: Foil, Épée and Sabre. Most competitive fencers choose to specialise in only one weapon. Competitive fencing is one of five activities which have been featured in every one of the modern Olympic Games.

Achievements

Italian Club Fencing Team won 2 Golden Cups in SA National Interclub Championships in Cape Town! Fencers of the ICCT won 16 medals in Senior Nationals 2014 – 2016. This is 50 percent of all Championships medals! Giselle Vicatos, Adam Shrieder, Louise Ridon, are current National Champions. ICCT fencers represented South Africa in all the World Championships since 2007. Giselle Vicatos won silver medal in Commonwealth Championships in England 2015. Adam Schreder also is the silver medallist of Commonwealth Games and African Games 2015. 3 junior fencers represented South Africa in the World Junior Fencing Champs in France in 2016.

ICCT 8 fencers are the members of the High Performance Program which were launched in Western Province with the purpose of preparation to the Olympic Games 2016 in Brazil. Dr Mikhail Galukhin is currently the Head Coach of the WP High Performance senior and junior groups. Most of fencers are currently ranked as the top athletes in South Africa. All achievements are registered under the flag of the ICCT.

Training Schedule

  • Thursday from 16h00 – 20h00.
  • Saturday: 09h30 – 14h00
  • Italian Club of Cape Town membership is manditory

Enquiries

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Dr.Mikhail Galukhin (Head Coach and Chairperson)
Tel: 021 5588951
Cell: 082 687 5322
Email: mishag@telkomsa.net