(For training for existing fencers see Fencers Corner)
We have all seen the films, Zorro, Three Musketeers, Prisoner of Zenda, Princess Bride even James Bond and felt the excitement and thrill that comes from those deftly manipulated blades! It was Zorro (1960′s series…) that inspired me to start fencing at age 11. And I am still at it… decades later!
You must remember that you are watching stage fencing in those cases but modern fencing is just as exciting and Fencing is Fun!
If you are 16 or under then look at the Musketeer’s page but if you are 17 or over then an Adult beginners course is for you.
Beginners Courses for Adults
We have been running these since 2008, they are very popular so you need to book early. A £50 deposit does the trick. The courses run between 7.30 and 9.30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays and include:
- All equipment
- Full time qualified coach
- 9 weeks group training plus 3 weeks individual training
- Electric fencing
- Trainees competition
- Club membership for the whole term
- Fencing others from day 1
- Courses start in September, New Year and after Easter (for dates of the next course see News) Max of 12 per course.
- You need to bring: T-shirt (plus one to change into), loose trousers, tracksuit bottoms or stretchy leggings and trainers. Legs and arms must be covered. And bring a bottle of water or squash!
Cost is £105 per person. For full-time students and unwaged it is £85. Our standard fees are £80 and £60 per term respectively so you pay just £25 more for a full time coach and use of the club’s armoury!
Download the Membership Form and the Course Details (see below) which should give you all the information you need but you are welcome to contact us for any other information.
Not sure if fencing is for you? Come to a taster session held on the first day of every term. Check News for dates. We cannot guarantee you a place on that term’s course, as they may be booked by then, but we can book you into the following one if that is the case.
Also do have a look at our Is it Safe? page which will open in a new window/tab which you can close to return here.
Adult beginners Blackheath Fencing Club Training Information 2013
Membership/Training Application Form (Word Version for completion by computer and emailing)
Membership/Training Application Form (PDF version for print and post or print/scan/email)
Send by email or snail mail. See Training Information 2013 above.
“An exciting course in a sociable and welcoming atmosphere. Looking forward to coming back next term.” Stuart (beginners course Autumn ’12)
In fact out of 48 adults trained since Sept12, 19 have become full members!