Covid-19 Update

Due to the current situation the Club is closed. However, we are still maintaining contact with members on our FB Community group (members only) and repairing kit ready for a quick restart

You can still register your interest in an Adult Training course by joining 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!

Other Notices

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.

Please note that Musketeer (junior) sessions are on Tuesdays only

Adult training for beginners

For adult beginners (16+). We are hoping we might be able to start the fencing season in September as soon as clearance for indoor sports is given by the government, approval to open is received from the school and mitigation guidelines are available.

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. The Musketeers club is full at the present time. Please join our email list for updates about tasters in September 2020
  • 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 
  • Read more about our Musketeers and the benefits for young people To be kept up to date with future dates Join our Email List Spam Free

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 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 Mailing 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!

Fencing - In a few words...

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

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!

Have a look at our YouTube gallery for more about Blackheath Fencers and fencing.

And visit our Facebook Page (floating icon on this page) for more news and fencing related posts

Updated January 2020