Fencing is typically divided into Olympic fencing, Classical fencing and historical fencing. The sport of fencing (commonly called Olympic fencing or competitive fencing) is divided into three weapon categories: foil, sabre and épée. Classical fencing uses the same three weapons, but approaches fencing as a martial art.


Fencing at CMU:

Fencing at CMU involves the foil and is a wonderfully masterful activity. By taking this class you will learn a great classical style of competition that no other class can offer. Students purchase the gear, weapons, and masks separately through the instructor and can use the custom gear to participate and compete throughout their lives. The class is a unique, challenging, and highly rewarding class. Check CMU registration for current class information.

    Basics of fencing, footwork, blade work bouting and equipment use.

    Credits 2(2-0)

    Contact Hours (2-0)

    ​Course will focus on bouting, electric fencing, and tournament training in foil and épée. Prerequisites: PED 166 or PED 167.

    Credits 2(Spec)

    Contact Hours (Spec)


    Disclaimer: Course availability is subject to enrollment and may not be offered every semester. Check the current course search and registration for updated availability.