Coaching Courses

Fencing Coach Course – Instructor Beginner Level

Weapon: Epee, Foil, Sabre
Season:  2021- 2022
Coaching Course Registration Form 2021


Fencing, whether considered a sport or a simple recreational activity, quickly gives beginners an irreversible passion for the sport. This MFA program will instruct Fencing Coaches in providing “training to beginners”.  The objective is to give beginners a good base so that they experience the pleasure of practicing fencing, playing, and having fun.

Instructional Period

This course is spread over two weekends, for approximately 14 hours each weekend, with several additional sessions.  At the end of the course the participants will have the opportunity to be certified at Instructor Beginner level.

Content  Length
Theory 12 hours
Practical 24 hours
Practicum (supervised lesson by a certified coach) *Please see note below 10 hours (Conducted in your club)
Exam 2 hours
Total 54 hours

*NOTEThe coach candidate has to train beginner fencers during the year with observation by a qualified coach.


  • Exposure to Fencing in the last year
  • An interest in using Fencing in your curriculum

Fencing Equipment Required

  • Jacket
  • Mask
  • Clothes to train in
  • Weapon

Course Syllabus

Areas Covered:

  • Know-2-Do:  be capable to do actions
  • Know-2-Teach:  be capable to teach actions
  • Practical understanding: relation between theory & practical
  • Fundamentals: holding a weapon; guard; lunge; retreat; step forward; combinations; positions; balance; co-ordination of arm and legs; distance; rhythm …etc.
  • Technical material: (All arm band of yellow/orange level)
  • Specific criterium evaluation for Instructor beginner

Theory Courses:

  • Classification of fencing actions
  • Fencing Lesson Organization and Safety Issues
  • Terminology, referring and organization of competitions
  • Arm Band program
  • Planning a Practice
  • Performance Analysis

Theory & Practical Courses:

  • Methods of teaching in a group Fencing class
  • Skill Development Stages
  • Refereeing
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Private lesson and its Methodology


Necessary for the armband program (yellow and orange) LTAD. For more information about Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD), please refer to the Canadian Fencing Federation page, “What is LTAD“.

Coaching Course Registration Form 2021