We offer regular fencing beginner classes for adults. Our beginner fencing classes are held at the club on Monday OR
Wednesday evenings*, from 7pm-8.30pm, and last for six consecutive
weeks. The cost for your six-week course is just £99 per person
(approximately 9 hours of fencing), and you can book online.
You'll learn about the history of
fencing, how to hold the sword, basic bladework and footwork. You'll
also learn basic attacking and defensive techniques in fencing. The
classes are conducted in groups, often with work in pairs. Towards the
end of the course you'll be able to have an electric bout yourself!
The evening starts at 7pm for the group
warm-up and footwork session, followed by bladework, ending at
8.30pm. For the class, you'll need to wear trainers, a t-shirt, and
tracksuit bottoms (shorts not allowed). All other fencing equipment is
provided. There are changing rooms and showers at the venue, and you may
want to bring a bottle of water with you.
Fencing only requires an ordinary level
of fitness. It will help to improve your stamina, flexibility,
fitness and concentration. It's challenging, exciting, and great fun. We
also socialise regularly in the pub after each fencing session, and we
definitely encourage you to join us!