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Adaptive & Wheelchair Fencing Clinic

  • Salle D'Asaro Fencing Club 1450 West 228th Street Torrance, CA, 90501 United States (map)

Join us for our first Adaptive & Wheelchair Fencing Clinic! Wheelchair Fencing has been in the Paralympic Games for decades and we're thrilled to have a chance to share this with everyone in SoCal.

What is Wheelchair Fencing? 
Two fencers are set in customized chairs and specific distance is set so both fencers can reach. The goal is to score on the other fencer by hitting them with either the tip (foil, epee) or edge (sabre) of the blade according to the rules of the sport which will be explained.  Athletes are categorized by the degree of their disability. i.e. an amputee is more mobile and generally stronger than a quad. So the amputee would probably be designated an “A” fencer and the quad would be designated a “C.”

CLINIC FORMAT
We will introduce participants to all 3 weapons (Sabre, Foil & Epee) and teach the basic actions. They will be introduced to the equipment and rules, and will get into the frames and fence touches and bouts.  

COACHES
Michael D'Asaro
- 1996 US Olympian, 1996 US National Silver Medalist, 1995 Pan Am Gold Medalist

Mario Rodriguiez
- US Paralympian 1996, 2000, 2004, 2012

NOTES
- Open to anyone with a physical disability or mobility impairment.

- Ages 8 and up

- Please bring a water bottle and towel (you will sweat!)


LOCATION

1450 W. 228th St. Ste. #1 (between Western and Normandie)
Torrance, CA 90501


PARKING 

If you’re ambulatory, please park in the lot and come to the only door facing the street. If you use a wheelchair, please come in the side alleyway to the roll up door that is at floor level.  

CLICK HERE TO RSVP FOR FENCING

   Photo Credit:      US Dept of Defense

Photo Credit: US Dept of Defense

Earlier Event: September 9
Wheelchair Tennis Clinic
Later Event: November 8
Adaptive Golf Clinic