UPDATE – The Club is now closed until September

It’s hot, hot, hot! We are taking our summer break!

You can check our opening dates, competitions, closing dates and other events on our club calendar in the sidebar and on the menu.

Please note that the fees quoted may increase slightly next season due to increases in our rental cost.

News from Blackheath Fencing Club July 2022

Beginners should sign up now for our 9 week Adult novices course starting in September. Not sure? Have a taster session on the first night for £20 deductable from the course fee if you sign up.

Tuesdays: 6pm to 7.30 for Juniors, 7.30 to 9.30 for Adults

Thursdays: 7.30 to 9.30 for Adults only. Also our main night for the SE London Sabre Group.

For information about Adult Beginners and Junior training groups, see below

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If you are an existing fencer, adult or junior, who would like to join us please message us via the Contact page or the WhatsApp button.

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Training for Adult Beginners (16+)

You can now register and pay for the Autumn ’22 courses and tasters starting September (dates to be confirmed)

The first week also takes the form of an introductory taster session if you want to have a go before signing to the course. There is a fee of £20 for the taster, deducted from the course fee of £97 if you continue. Concession rate available.

You can also start on the second week if you cannot make the first one, but the taster is only on the first week.

Training Course: 9 weeks group work, 2 – 4 weeks of one-to-one coaching and club fencing. NEW! 3 weeks fencing in the following term FREE! This helps you integrate into the club.

For adult courses you need to register as a member of the club AND with British Fencing (except the taster) for insurance reasons. Both free.

We will steer you towards British Fencing as you register with us.

The one day a week course is being run on two days a week. Choose the day convenient for you, Tuesdays or Thursdays

All required fencing equipment is provided. See below for what to wear

If you cannot join us this time sign up to our email list for future courses.
More about our courses here

Junior Fencing – Join the Musketeers!

Our Club for fencers under 16 is on Tuesdays from 6pm to 7.30.

Fencing is an ideal sport for youngsters to let off steam in a healthy way in a safe environment. Fencing also teaches them many other life skills. You can read more here.

The Club is full and we have a waiting list which you may join by registering your child as a prospective member or by joining our email list, below.

Free tasters are held at the beginning of each term (see our calendar), when spaces are available, but you must register for these, and there may be a small fee. Or you can join our email list for updates on tasters for children

All our coaches are experienced fencers, DBS certified and British Fencing qualified.

Club Fees for Members and Existing Fencers

Adults one night, Tuesday or Thursday £108 per term

Adults two nights, £180 per term

First Adult session free. Guest fee £10. With lesson £17. £8 + £8 for concessions

Juniors, Tuesdays only, £90 per term. Discounts for families including parent adult members

Concessions for unwaged, full time students over 18, state pensioners

All fees can bee seen in our Club Shop.

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What to Wear

Trainees: Trainers, T-shirt, loose fitting trousers, trackies or leggings (not shorts), and enthusiasm! The Club provides all fencing kit which is regularly washed and cleaned.

Experienced Fencers: Full fencing kit. We can usually plug gaps of certain items but not breeches which are compulsory for electric weapons. Fencing kit can be bought from various suppliers or through the Club Armourer

Bring a drink!

Give Yourself a Treat!

Do not miss this! Amazing slow motion video shows bladework, foot work and close quarter fencing technniques. The weapon is épée, the whole body is target. 3 minutes of thrilling action!

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

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Updated June 2022