These are for your safety and protection as well as
to help ensure the longevity -- and fun! -- of the club.
foremost, observe common courtesy. If you wouldn't
do it in front of your parents/kids/ goldfish/the Easter Bunny/etc.,
don't do it here.
Each fencer must complete and turn in the Release
of Liability and Medical Information/Consent to Treat form before
participating. A new form is required each season.
Please pay dues at the beginning of the month. If
there are difficulties for one reason or another, let the coach know so
arrangement can be worked out.
Do not climb or play on the bleachers, tables,
school equipment etc. This applies to friends or family
members visiting a
practice as well. It is up to you to ensure that the people
you invite behave themselves.
No non-fencers on the gym floor unless accompanied
by a coach or instructor.
Respect the equipment. They're called
'weapons' for a reason.
Respect each other. We're all here for
the same reason: the love of fencing.
Poor sportsmanship is not welcome.
If you see unsafe activity in a bout or elsewhere,
call halt! If the activity continues or is repeated, bring it
the coach's or instructor's attention immediately.
Never touch an unmasked person with a weapon.
Never raise a weapon towards an unmasked person,
whether in jest or to demonstrate a move or concept.
Always keep the point of your weapon below
knee-level when not actively involved in a drill or bout.
Do not run with a weapon in hand.
Full kit must be worn when bouting or engaged in any
contact during a class or lesson. Shorts are not allowed and
tall socks must be worn with knickers. (Shorts and bare legs are
allowed when the class
or lesson is on just footwork or non-contact bladework.)
If you don't have knickers, sweats or pants of
suitably robust material may be worn. Thin knits, spandex,
etc. are not acceptable. Whatever pants are worn must come up
natural waist and must be free of holes. Low-rise
are not allowed. If the pants don't come down to
the ankles, appropriate socks must be worn.
Chest protection is required for all female fencers
regardless of age. No exceptions!
Plastrons are highly recommended. They're an extra
layer of protection for just a few dollars. (And they're required for
Do not interrupt lessons or classes unless there is
Report all injuries (even minor
ones) to the coach
or instructor immediately.
Do not touch (let alone borrow) another fencer's
equipment without the owner's consent. Remember, just because
that person said 'yes' to loaning you a blade the
past three weeks doesn't mean they can't say
'no' this time. It's their
equipment so it's their choice. Exception: When
equipment is in danger of being stepped on or is
causing some other safety concern, you may move it to the nearest safe
place. Notify the fencer that their equipment was moved and why.
Club foils are available for loan if
you forget your own or it breaks.
If you borrow club equipment and it
problems, set it aside and tell the coach or instructor the
details of the trouble so it
can be fixed.
If you borrow another fencer's weapon and break
it, make arrangements with the owner to pay for or replace the broken
equipment. (Note: This does NOT mean deliberately loan out
your failing blades in the hopes of getting free
replacements! If you've got a blade going bad,