Important notices

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

Full access details, map and transport options here. No Parking available inside the gate.

Access from Mycenae Road is now closed.

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

Adult training for beginners

There will be free tasters and courses for beginner adults (17+) on Tuesday 8th January (and you can join on 15th, too!)

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

Courses 9wks, 2hrs per week plus 4 weeks of fencing until Easter – £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 is a brilliant way to keep young people physically and mentally fit through their school years and way into the future! 
  • There will be a taster session on Tuesday 15th January at 6pm. We cannot guarantee being able to join the junior club as it is very full but we will advise you on the day
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  • For times and what to wear see below
  • More about our Musketeers fencing club

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 Tuesdays Only
    • 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 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!

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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.

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Updated January 2019