Training for Adults

We have all seen the films, Zorro, Three Musketeers, Prisoner of Zenda,

Adult Training Group Jan 2014

Adult Training Group Jan 2014

(even James Bond got in on the act), and felt the excitement and thrill that comes from those deftly manipulated blades! It was Zorro (the 1960’s series…) that inspired me to start fencing at age 11. And I am still at it…

Now you too can learn the secrets of fencing, join the battles, experience the exhilaration of attacking someone without being arrested and have fun!

We have a range of courses to suit the absolute Novice and those wishing to return to fencing after a break. Fencing may look complicated but we break it down into easily learned chunks and you will be fencing by the end of your first session.

Courses from September 2015


A full term course (about 13 weeks) in two parts

Part 1 – 5 or 6 weeks 

For those with no experience or have not fenced for 5 or more years

Dedicated, qualified coach and all equipment provided

Covers –  basic fencing with the foil, history, safety, history, footwork, lunging, simple and compound attacks and defences.

Adult Fencing Part 2

For those who have completed Part 1 or equivalent course ie 6 weeks of basic fencing with the foil

Covers, electric foil fencing and refereeing 2 weeks, introduction to épée 2 weeks, intro to sabre 2 weeks with qualified coaches and integration to the club 2 weeks

You must have fencing breeches for this part of the course. These can be obtained through the club for approx £50. Allow 10 days for delivery. If you no longer need the breeches at the end of the course we will buy them back for £10 less.

Adult Refresher Course

For those who have not fenced for up to 2 years. 1 hour group session per week  revising footwork skills, direct and indirect attacks, lateral, circular and semi-circular parries of followed by integration fencing.

Dedicated and qualified coach

Extension to full membership £50 (ie to end of term)

What to wear?

Trainers, loose fitting trousers, trackies or stretch leggings, T-Shirt (perhaps a 2nd dry one too) and something to drink. And lots of enthusiasm!

Course Dates

June 2015

There are no formal courses planned for the rest of this season. The next full courses will be in September ’15. However you can come along on 16th June for a taster and sign up for the September course if you so desire.

Discount for Students and Unwaged

Book through the Club Shop

To have a free taster send us a message through our Contact Page. Tasters take place on the first week of each half term

What some attendees have said:

Fencers On guard!

On guard!

“An exciting course in a sociable and welcoming

atmosphere. Looking forward to coming back next term.”  Stuart (beginners course Autumn ’12)


Out of 48 adults trained Sept’12 to Easter ’13,  19 have become full members!”