Coaching Course 2023

Fencing Coach Course – Instructor Beginner Level

Weapon: Epee, Foil, Sabre
Season:  2023- 2024 Season
Register by November 10, 2023
Coaching Course Registration Form 2023 (pdf)
Coaching Course Registration Form 2023 (Word)


Fencing, whether considered a sport or a simple recreational activity, quickly gives beginners an irreversible passion for it. The MFA will instruct Fencing Coaches in “training to beginners”.  The objective is to give beginners a good base to experience the pleasure of practicing fencing, and have fun while doing it.

Instructional Period

The course is spread over three months, with 10 hours a weekend of training, with two weekends and several sessions during the period from November to January 2024. At the end of the course the participants will have the opportunity to be certified as Instructor Beginner Level.   

November 18, 9:00am to 1:00 pm (Meeting room)
November 30, 6:30pm to 8:30 pm Flex

December 9, 9:00am to 1:00 pm  Flex
December 14, 6:30pm to 8:30 pm  Flex

January 13, 9:00am to 1:00 pm  Flex
January 18, 25, 5:00pm to 8:00 pm Flex


Content  Length
Theory 6 hours
Practical 16 hours
Practicum (supervised lesson by a certified coach) 10 hours (Conducted in your club)
Exam and Prep 2 hours
Total 36 hours


  • One year of fencing exposure
  • An interest in using Fencing in your curriculum

Fencing Equipment Required

  • Jacket
  • Mask
  • Athletic clothes
  • Foil, Epee, or Sabre

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
  • Organization and safety issues
  • Terminology, Refereeing and Competition Organization
  • Arm Band program (LTAD)
  • Planning a Practice
  • Performance Analysis

Theory & Practical Courses:

  • Methods of Teaching Fencing in a Group
  • Skill Development Stages
  • Refereeing
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Private Lessons and Methodology
  • Performance Analysis


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“.