Reading Time: 2 minutesEdgar Cheung Ka-long won Hong Kong’s first Olympic gold medal since 1996 on Monday July 26 in fencing. The sport has now proven its place in the city’s sporting landscape, but it remains a niche sport among young athletes. If you’re interested in enrolling your child in fencing, we’re here to help! We’ve put together a guide on where you can take fencing lessons in Hong Kong.
(Note: some of these schools may not have English classes. Call ahead to find out!)
Hong Kong Fencing School
Cheung Ka-long attended lessons at Hong Kong Fencing School for six years before joining the Hong Kong youth fencing team at 16 years old, so you know this is the right place to build the foundations of fencing!
They offer classes for kids from age 4 and their two centres in Kowloon and Hong Kong total 15,000 sq m! Just a warning, you may be put on a waiting list for now, as the school has seen an influx of bookings since Edgar’s win! Classes start at $280 for an hour.
Yau Ma Tei- Room 1001, 10/F, Jia Le Square, 56 Dundas Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon. Tel: 2332 3135
Quarry Bay- 14/F, Kornhill Office Building, 1 Kornhill Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong Island. Tel: 2567 7833
ESF Schools Fencing Courses
Learn the basics of fencing with 2-time Olympian and ESF Fencing Head Coach Lau Kwok Kin. ESF is offering courses throughout this summer, from Beginner Level 1 to Improper Level 1. Course prices range from $4,200 for 14 beginner classes, to $6,000 for 15 improper level classes.
Courses take place at various ESF locations throughout Hong Kong. Most courses start at the end of August.
Fencers Club Hong Kong
They offer classes for children of various ages, starting from toddlers (who use plastic swords!) to children’s foil and epee classes. Since Edgar’s Olympic win, they’ve added more classes to accommodate the increase in enquiries. Classes are $1,200 for 6 lessons or $230 per lesson.
Fencers Club Hong Kong, Room 6, 11/F, China Shipbuilding Tower, Cheung Sha Wan Road, Cheung Sha Wan. Tel: 9530 3412
Hong Kong Fencing Master
The Head Coach is 2-time Olympian Lau Kwok Kin, so you know you’re in good hands here. Working in tandem with the ESF programme, there are a few programmes here to suit all age levels, from toddlers to teens/ adults. The school is running summer camps and while some have already started, the next one is starting on September 5. Taking place every week, for a total of 16 lessons, the camps cost around $4,000.
All classes are taught in English and are held at various sports centres and ESF schools. Check ahead!
Classes are held at various locations around Hong Kong. Check ahead to make sure. Call 852 6900 1070 for more info or email email@example.com.
Founded in 2000, ProFencing is an established presence in the fencing community in Hong Kong. They have classes for 4 age groups, from preschool to adult’s classes. Gear is provided. Classes start from $1,800 for 8 lessons.
ProFencing, 3/F, Chinachem 333 Plaza, 333 Castle Peak Road, Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon. Tel: 2390 3292. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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