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

Now give yourself a treat!

Normal and slo-mo shows bladework, footwork and close quarter techniques. Get a good idea about fencing, don’t miss this! The weapon is épée. The whole body is target. 3 mins

News from Blackheath Fencing Club Sept 2021

We return to our usual venue at Blackheath High School on Tuesday 21st September.

ALL EXISTING MEMBERS Please update your membership record. There are a changes to GDPR requirements on Contact permissions and registered contact name. Ensure you press Save and it will tell you if you missed them.

Due to enormous levels of interest, and regulations allowing us to open only on one day per week, we have had to suspend the registration of new beginners, both adults and children. However we do invite you to join our email list so that we can advise when registration is open again and we have spaces available.

A button to our email list can be found to the right or, on mobiles, scroll down or on the Contact page

If you are an existing fencer who would like to join us please contact us via the Contact page

Stay safe but try and have fun!

Training for Adult beginners (16+)

Update: Adult Training courses will commence 21st September. We have emailed those who registered on our Membership System. Spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis based on payment.

There will be no taster session this term. We are going right in!

Training Course 9wks group work, 5 weeks from 21/9 to 19/10 then 7 weeks from 7/11 to 14/12 (includes 1-1 club fencing)

For an adult taster you need to register as a member of the club AND with British Fencing for insurance reasons. Both free. NB Due to high demand registration is temporarily suspended. You can still join our email list.

Courses only run on one day per week under current Covid regulations. We will steer you towards British Fencing as you register with us.

More about our courses here

Junior fencing – Join the Musketeers!

Our Club for fencers under 16 is on Tuesdays from 6pm to 7.30 and will reopen on 21st September

Free tasters are held at the beginning of each term when spaces are available but you must register for these and there is a small fee. Please note registration is currently suspended temporarily due to high demand. You can register on our email list for updates on tasters for children

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 which you can read below. All our coaches are experienced fencers, DBS certified and British Fencing qualified.

Our Musketeers club is often very full with a waiting list to join.

You can register on our email list for updates on tasters for children here

Fencing Schedule

The Club meets Tuesdays in term times Musketeers 6pm to 7.30 Tuesdays Only

Adult beginners training 7.30 to 9.15 Tuesdays

Adult members 7.30 to 9.30 Tuesday

Qualified coaches covering all weapons

Experienced fencers welcome. First session free. Guest fee £10, with lesson £17. £8 +£8 for concessions

To be kept up to date with courses, junior fencing and term dates join our email list

What to Wear

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

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

Bring a drink!

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Updated 15th September 2021