General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Fencing - sports classes
Language English
Module lecturer mgr inż. Andrzej Witkowski
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position Lecturer
Faculty The School of Physical Education and Sport
Semester 2024/2025 (summer)
Duration 30


Tuesday 8.00-9.30 - fencing mgr inż. Andrzej Witkowski ul.Szamarzewskiego 89

Module aim (aims)

The aim of the classes is to introduce the sport of fencing to participants. Students will acquire knowledge and skills regarding fencing techniques and tactics. They will also learn how to move in the fencing stance. At the end of the course, participants will have the opportunity to engage in fencing bouts.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

The classes will be conducted from the basics, and no prior knowledge of fencing is required.

Participants should have sports attire. Specialist equipment will be provided by the Department of Physical Education and Sport.


1. Introduction - basic principles
2. Principles of conducting safe classes
3. Familiarization with fencing equipment
4. Division into fencing disciplines: foil, sabre, épée
5. Body positioning in the fencing stance
6. Technique of movement in the fencing stance
7. Technique of the straight thrust
8. Types of attacks in fencing
9. Technique of parries and evasions
10. Partner exercises

  1. Basics of tactics
  2. Control tournament

Reading list

Witkowski M. (2022)  Niezbędnik sympatyka szermierki   Wydawnictwo Mila ISBN 978-83-936922-6-2