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.


Adult Novices Level 1

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

Dedicated, qualified coach and all equipment provided

Covers –  Safety, history, footwork, lunging, simple and compound attacks and defences.

Adult Fencing Level 2

For those who have completed Level 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 and intro to sabre with qualified coaches

You must have fencing breeches for this course. These can be obtained through the club for approx £50. Allow 10 days for delivery

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. Just come along on 16th or 18th June for a taster and we will make a group or arrange an individual training plan as required. You can book in advance by paying the half term extension fee .

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 day of the above courses

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!”