Classes

We offer classes for every level, and each class has a minimum of 2 coaches or adult assistants onsite so everyone can get the individual attention they need in a safe and fully inclusive environment.

All classes are first-come, first-served, so please show up 10-15 minutes early and remember to bring sensible sports shoes, water bottle and a towel. 

 
 

Term 1
Foundation Fencing I

Thursdays
5.30 PM – 7.00 PM

By combining basic fencing fitness, footwork and basic foil techniques this beginner level class will help you grow muscle, build endurance, and put your metabolism to work all the while learning the basics of fencing.

Beginners to the club are given structured, informative and practical training so that they can learn in a manner that will not overwhelm them.

Near the end of each class all fencers fence bouts against fellow club mates.

Term 2
Foundation Fencing II

Thursdays
5.30 PM - 7.00 PM

This term we continue to build on the basics you learnt in Term 1 through active and positive reinforcement while gradually involving more advanced physical and mental techniques.

Beginners to the club are given structured, informative and practical training so that they can learn in a manner that will not overwhelm them.

Near the end of each class all fencers fence bouts against fellow club mates.

Winter Club Championship - At the end term 2 there is the Winter Club Championships, while this is not mandatory it is encouraged so that fencers get a taste of what a tournament is like in a supportive enviroment.

Term 3
Foundation Fencing II

Thursdays
5.30 PM - 7.30 PM

Over term 3 with the basics locked in we start to actively explore moderately technical physical and mental techniques while continuing to reinforce the basics.

Beginners to the club are given structured, informative and practical training so that they can learn in a manner that will not overwhelm them.

Near the end of each class all fencers fence bouts against fellow club mates.

Term 4
Foundation Fencing III

Thursdays
5.30 PM - 7.00 PM

Term 4 sees you really push home the core skills so that they are locked in and ready to implement on the fencing strip, this term will see you continue to grow your fencing repertoire both mentally and physically .

Beginners to the club are given structured, informative and practical training so that they can learn in a manner that will not overwhelm them.

Near the end of each class all fencers fence bouts against fellow club mates.

Summer Club Championship - At the end term 4 there is the Summer Club Championships, while this is not mandatory it is encouraged so that fencers get a taste of what a tournament is like in a supportive enviroment.

 

Term 1
Foundation Intensity I 

Saturdays
9 AM to 12 Noon

This is more advanced class with intense footwork, blade work and more focus on the mental nuances of competitive fencing.

If you are new to fencing this class will quickly help bring you up to speed and if your an old hand at the sport this will strengthen the core skills and grow your fencing arsenal.

After an intense session from 9 AM to 10 AM free fencing is encouraged over the next 2 hours and 1-1 lessons are available during this time.

Term 2
Foundation Intensity I 

Saturdays
9 AM to 12 Noon

This is more advanced class with intense footwork, blade work and more focus on the mental nuances of competitive fencing.

If you are new to fencing this class will quickly help bring you up to speed and if your an old hand at the sport this will strengthen the core skills and grow your fencing arsenal.

After an intense session from 9 AM to 10 AM free fencing is encouraged over the next 2 hours and 1-1 lessons are available during this time.

Term 3
Foundation Intensity II

Saturdays
9 AM to 12 Noon

We continue with basic core of Foundation Intensity I but now start to include interval training that will increase your fencing fitness and ability to perform at a higher level of proficiency.

If you are new to fencing this class will quickly help bring you up to speed and if your an old hand at the sport this will strengthen the core skills and grow your fencing arsenal.

After an intense session from 9 AM to 10:00 AM free fencing is encouraged over the next 2 hours and 1-1 lessons are available during this time.

Term 3
Foundation Intensity III

Saturdays
9 AM to 12 Noon

We continue with basic core of Foundation Intensity I & II with the inclusion of bout assessment & tournament preparation skills - Its these skills that will help any and all fencers make better use of their times both in the club bouting or at fencing tournaments.

If you are new to fencing this class will be a steep learning curve however it will give you a wider understanding of the sport.

After an intense session from 9 AM to 10 AM there will be group lessons on match assessments and tournament preparation followed by free fencing and 1-1 lessons are available during this time by arrangement.

 

Foil, Epee & Sabre - Private Lessons 

Thursday & Saturdays - By Arrangement
 

For beginners, intermediates and advanced fencers alike, this 1-1 coaching session will take your Foil/Epee/Sabre prowess to the next level. You will receive focused training that will greatly improve and refine your fencing ability.

Please reach out to one of the coaches on our coach page to discuss your needs at greater length.

If you are competing or planning to compete this is highly recommended.

Gear Maintenance 

Sessions advised in advance
 

This is for all fencers these sessions will be dotted throughout the year, they will cover things like how to correctly care for, maintain and repair your fencing equipment.

This session will make sure that you as a fencer are in charge of your own destiny with regards to having your fencing equipment performing at the best of its ability 

If you own your own fencing equipment this is highly recommended.

Refereeing - How To

Sessions advised in advance
 

Part of fencing is refereeing and without referees we can fence competitively of a fair playing field.

In these sessions we take you through what fencing refereeing is, how to do it, how to conduct yourself from the POV of the referee, athlete  and coach as well as covering what are the rules and hand signals.

As a competitor it is also incredibly important to understand the role of the referee and what your rights and obligations are.

If you are competing or planning to compete this is highly recommended.