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 12 weeks) 

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

Dedicated, qualified coach and all equipment provided

First half of the term (5-6 weeks) 

Covers –  history of fencing and introduction to the different weapons, safety, basic fencing with the foil including footwork, lunging, simple and compound attacks and defences.

2nd half term

2 weeks introduction to electric fencing and refereeing

For the remaining weeks you will have one to one coaching and will be fencing intermediate level members and integrating you into the club.

All sessions are 7.30 to 9.30

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!

As this term ends at Christmas you will also be able to come to the club Christmas social evening

Adult Refresher Course

For those who have not fenced for up to 2 years. 1 hour group session per week for 4 weeks  revising footwork skills, direct and indirect attacks, lateral, circular and semi-circular parries followed by integration fencing with other club members.

Dedicated and qualified coach

After completion of the course extend your membership to the end of term for just £50 for another 6=8 weeks of coaching and fencing


Course Dates

The next full courses will be in September ’15. And will be on Tuesdays only unless there is sufficient demand for a Thursday course. You can indicate your preferred day when you register as a member or join our mailing list.

There is a £20 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 became full members!”