Important Notices

Due to the Bank Holiday and school exams the fencing schedule is a bit complicated over the next few weeks. See directions to Greenwich West Community Centre below

TuesdaysThursdays
28th May Adults, Trainees and Musketeers at Blackheath School30th May No Fencing
4th June Adults and adult trainees only at Greenwich West Community Centre 6th June No Fencing
11th June Adults and adult trainees only at Greenwich West Community Centre 13th June No Fencing
18th June Adults, Trainees and Musketeers at Blackheath School20th June Adults at Blackheath School
Fencing Continues at Blackheath School until 5th JulyFencing Continues at Blackheath School until 7th July

Blackheath access details, map and transport options here. No Parking available inside the gate.
Access to the sports hall is from the new main entrance on Vanbrugh Park.
There is parking on Mycenae Road. Access from Westcombe Park only

Directions to Greenwich West Community Centre, 141 Greenwich High Road. On road parking after 6.30. Some people use the Tyre Centre when it is closed 😉 (at own risk.)

Please note that there are no Musketeer (junior) sessions on Thursdays

From September ’19 Adult Beginner Training Sessions will be on Thursdays only

Adult training for beginners

There will be free tasters and courses for beginner adults (17+) September 2019

Tasters last for 1h 45mins and are free and friendly!

Courses 9wks, 2hrs per week plus 4 weeks of fencing until end of the Autumn term £90

More about our courses here

For an adult taster you need to register as a temporary member of the club. Select Adult Training as your Interest level.

If you then join our course you will need to take out Introductory membership of British Fencing for insurance purposes. This is free and lasts for 90 days

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Junior fencing - Join the Musketeers!

Fencing Schedule and What to Wear

  • The Club meets Tuesdays and Thursdays in term times
    • Musketeers 6pm to 7.30 Tuesdays Only
    • Adult beginners training 7.30 to 9.15 Thursdays from Sept ’19
    • Adult members 7.30 to 9.30 Tuesday and Thursday
    • Qualified coaches covering all weapons
    • Experienced fencers welcome. First session free. Guest fee £10 lesson £10. £8 +£8 for concessions
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What to Wear:
Trainees: Trainers, T-shirt, loose fitting trousers, trackies or leggings (not shorts) and enthusiasm!
Experienced Fencers: Full fencing kit. The club supplies all kit except breeches
Bring a drink!

Fencing - In a few words...

“Chess at high speed” -“Superb exercise for mind and body”- “A Sport for All, A sport for Life”

Fencing - in 3 minutes

British Champion, World silver medallist and Olympian Richard Kruse explains the differences between foil, epee and sabre and what fencing is all about.

We couldn’t say it better!

On the BBC website

Now give yourself a treat

This 3.8 minute vid is shot in studio and uses normal speed and slow motion to devastating effect to demonstrate blade and footwork especially close quarter techniques.  Watch those blades flex! Dont miss it!

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Updated May 2019