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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 October 2021

We have made a storming return to our venue at Blackheath High School, with a hall packed with foil and épee fencers, a full adult training group and 18 youngsters (not at the same time…)

6pm to 7.30 for Juniors, 7.30 to 9.30 for Adults Tuesdays only at present

EXISTING ADULT AND JUNIOR MEMBERS Please update your membership record. There are a changes to GDPR requirements on Contact names and contact permissions. Ensure you press Save and it will tell you if you missed anything.

For the status of Adult courses and Junior training groups, see below

NEW! We announce the formation of the SE London Sabre Group. Sabre has retreated to specialist clubs in recent years and disappeared from Blackheath, but it is an integral part of the fencing scene. If we can raise enough interest we will form a Thursday Sabre Club in the meantime you can arrange mutual Tuesday sessions. To bring sabre back to SE London! Join here

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 adult or junior, 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: The September training group is full and lessons under way. You can now register for the January ’22 course. Also join our email list

Training Course 9wks group work, 2 – 4 weeks of 1-1 coaching and 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.

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.

It is now full and we have a waiting list which you may join by registering as a prospective member.

Free tasters are held at the beginning of each term, when spaces are available, but you must register for these, too, and there may be a small fee. You can also join 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.

Fencing Schedule

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

Adult beginners training 7.30 to 9.30 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 14th October 2021