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Covid19 Update

The Club will be re-opening on Saturday 22nd May at Greenwich West Community Centre in Greenwich. The session, from 3.30-5pm, will be for adults (18+) who have their own fencing kit.

The location, near Greenwich DLR and Network Rail stations, has been booked for six weeks (excluding 29th May) and has room for 24 fencers and coaches. A booking system will be put in place soon together with Covid compliance protocols.

We expect to re-open our location at Blackheath High School early in June when we may be able to offer some Junior fencing there or at the Greenwich location.

To get the latest information or to register your interest in an Adult Training course join our email list (no spam, promise) and selecting Adult Training as your area of interest. Likewise parents of children who are interested in fencing, by selecting Junior Training. A button to our email list can be found to the right or, on mobiles, please scroll down.

Members, ex-members, Musketeer parents and our current adult trainees are invited to join our Facebook Club Community Page for light hearted humour, fencing fun, games and to stay in touch.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BlackheathFencingClubCommunityGroup/

Stay safe but try and have fun!

General Information

Blackheath: Map, transport options, parking and building access instructions here.

Access to the sports hall is from the main entrance on Vanbrugh Park.

No Parking available inside the gate. There is parking on Mycenae Road. Access from Westcombe Park only.

Greenwich: Map. Parking is very limited. 3mins from Greenwich DLR and on Bus routes

Training for Adult beginners (16+)

Update: We anticipate that Adult Training courses will commence in September.

Tasters last for 1h 45mins and are free and friendly! If you like it then you continue with the course. 

Training Course 9wks, 2hrs per week plus 4 weeks of fencing until end of the Summer term £90 (or two payments of £60 and £40)

For an adult taster you need to register as a member of the club. Click the button below and select Adult Training as your Interest level. Also be sure to select which day (Tuesday or Thursday or both) on which you can attend the course. You can attend either taster day.

More about our courses here

Junior fencing – Join the Musketeers!

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

Free tasters are held at the beginning of each term.  Please join our email list for updates about taster sessions

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 very full and there is sometimes a waiting list to join 

You can register on our email list for advance updates here

Fencing Schedule (pre-covid) and hopefully in future

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

Adult beginners training 7.30 to 9.15 Tuesday and/or Thursday (according to demand)

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

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

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!

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!

YouTube gallery for more about Blackheath Fencers and fencing.

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Updated 30 January 2021