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In English

Allez Fencing Club is a member managed sport club dedicated to providing quality participation opportunities and instruction in the sport of fencing for the residents of Jyväskylä and central Finland. The club was founded in 1985 and is currently home to approximately 30 fencing enthusiasts of varying degrees of experience. The club is open to all individuals with an interest in the sport of fencing.

Location:

Practice sessions are held in the Fencing Room at the Graniitti Sport Complex which is located in Jyväskylä’s Kuokkala district.

Address:

Pohjanlahdentie 12
40520 JYVÄSKYLÄ

Clicking the address link (above) will direct you to our facility on Google Maps.

The Graniitti Sports Complex is available from the city center via public transportation. Both the 18 and 18k buses will deliver you to the door of the facility.

Training Schedule:

Tuesdays: 18.00 – 20.30
Thursdays: 18.30 – 20.30

Training sessions are open to all members and are usually conducted as a formal class for the first hour (warm-up, stretching, foot-work, blade-work, etc). Classes are taught by either a resident instructor or senior club members. At the conclusion of the class, members are invited to stay for an open and informal bouting session which lasts until the end of the evening.

Learning to Fence:

Learning to fence is a great opportunity to engage in a uniquely entertaining and engaging form of physical activity that simultaneously trains both the mind and the body. Skills commonly associated with fencing include improved general conditioning levels, balance, agility, flexibility, decision making, and analytical/tactical thinking skills.

If you haven’t fenced before, the best opportunity to get started is to join one of our introductory courses that are held at regular intervals throughout the year. We offer a general beginners (yleiset alkeiskurssit) course and one geared specifically for university students (yliopiston alkeiskurssit) which is jointly organized with the University of Jyväskylä.  For information about upcoming courses, please navigate to the section of our website entitled “Kurssit” and select the category that best describes your situation.

While the introductory courses are (for the most part) organized in Finnish, there have been numerous English speaking students who have successfully participated in our courses and made friends in the process!

Price of the general beginners course:  60 euros per participant (this includes club membership for the entire semester).

We are able to provide fencing equipment for course participants at no additional cost.

Information pertaining to the university fencing course can be found here.

Club Membership:

If you are already familiar with the sport of fencing (through either one of our introductory courses, or a similar program elsewhere), then you are invited to become a regular member of Allez. The fee for club membership is 40€  per semester (Spring/Fall).  After paying this fee, all members are entitled to participate in courses, use club equipment, and reserve space in the fencing room.

All membership fee payments should be made to Nordea 128130 – 201386

Competition Information:

We can suggest several opportunities for people interested in sharpening their fencing skills in a more structured competitive environment

  • Allez Cup Events - Hosted on a monthly basis by Allez Fencing Club, these events are open to all club members. The events are usually organized in a round-robin format for the first round with direct elimination play-offs for the  top-4 finishers. Results of each month’s competition are tallied and a club ranking list is maintained on the basis of performance throughout the year. At the end of each season, a trophy is awarded to the top finisher in both the men’s and women’s categories.
  • Allez Marthon - This annual event is traditionally one of the largest in central Finland, and regularly draws over 50 participants from around the country. The event is held during the spring fencing season and is organized under the supervision of the Finnish Fencing Federation, and results from this competition are utilized in Finland’s national ranking system.

More information about the sport of fencing

Social Networking - Allez Fencing Club Facebook Group

International Governing Body - Federation Internationalle d’Escrime

National Governing Body - Finnish Fencing Federation

Fencing News, Information, Discussion in English  - Fencing.net

Fencing Videos Channels on YouTube -

Glossary of fencing terms