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Fencing Update

The Club successfully re-opened on Saturday 22nd May at Greenwich West Community Centre in Greenwich. The session, from 3.30-5pm, is for adults (18+) and ‘Cadets’ (16+) who have their own fencing kit.

The location, next to Greenwich DLR and Network Rail stations, has been booked for six weeks and has room for 12 fencers one coach and a Covid Officer. The next session is on 5th June.

A booking system is in place to apply for a space through the Club Fees Shop. Spaces are limited and you must use a Discount Code (issued on our Members WhatAapp group) to apply for a space AND reduce the fee to £10. If you are unable to apply the code then all the spaces have been taken and paying the higher amount will have no effect, thanks for your donation!

An optional Leon Paul mask shield can be purchased, at cost, for £3 which you can collect from the Session officer on the day. Book via The Club/Club Fees Shop/Adult Membership on the Menu

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

For Adult Training sessions please see below.

To get the latest information or to register your interest in an Adult Training course, please join our email list. 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, 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 during the lockdown.

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

Stay safe but try and have fun!

Training for Adult beginners (16+)

Update: We anticipate that Adult Training courses will commence in September as we need to book at least eight weeks to run the course.

Tasters last for 1h 45mins and are a friendly relaxed session. There will be a fee of £10 which will be refunded via a voucher if you sign for the course.

Training Course 9wks, 2hrs per week plus 4 weeks of fencing until end of the Summer term. £100 (or two payments of £65 and £45)

For an adult taster you need to register as a member of the club AND with British Fencing for insurance reasons. Both free. 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 but courses may only run on one day according to demand. 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 but is currently closed due to the pandemic. We hope to re-open in June.

Free tasters are held at the beginning of each term.

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 (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 3minute vid is shot in a studio and uses normal and slow motion to devastating effect to demonstrate blade and footwork, especially close quarter techniques.  Watch those blades flex! If you want to get a good idea about fencing you won’t miss this!

YouTube gallery for more about Blackheath Fencers and fencing.

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Updated 22 May 2021