Students fencing at fencing classes at En Garde Fencing in Cape Town

Swordplay is like conversation. You have to learn to “listen” to your opponent.

About Fencing Master, David Wagenfeld

My coaching journey in South Africa began at Bishops in the late 80’s, followed by establishing a fencing club at Rondebosch Boys High in the early 90’s. While working as a night manager at a hotel, I also did development work in the New Crossroads township.

I then spent almost 3 years in the Netherlands, where I honed my skills as a fencer and learned how to implement fencing programs in schools. Upon returning to South Africa, I founded En Garde Fencing in Fish Hoek in 1999. The club has since expanded to include four junior schools, Bishops College, and an adult evening group known as Table Mountain Fencing & HEMA.

My passion for coaching and dedication to the sport has allowed me to grow and establish a strong presence in the fencing community. Contact us today to join our fencing family and embark on your own transformative journey in this elegant and timeless sport.

David Wagenfeld, our experienced fencing master/ teacher at En Garde School of the Sword, Cape Town