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Children’s Introduction to Fencing Summer Camp

We are pleased to announce our Introduction to Fencing Summer Training Camp for children aged 9-16. It will be held over Saturdays 7th and 14th August. 1.5 hrs per week. Full details here

TWO spaces left!

Fencing Update

We are fencing at Greenwich West Community Centre. The session, from 8-9.30pm, is for adults (18+) and ‘Cadets’ (16+) who have their own fencing kit.

Adult Sessions have moved to Mondays from 19th July for 4 weeks

The location is next to Greenwich DLR and Network Rail stations (see below) and has room for 12 fencers one coach and a Covid Officer.

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 on the Menu.

If you are a fencer with your own kit who would like to join in you just need to register as a Member first. See Green Button in sidebar or below on mobiles

We expect to re-open our location at Blackheath High School in September, but we are always exploring other options.

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.

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 somewhere 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 about 4 weeks of fencing until end of the Autumn 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 are available. You can attend either taster day but courses 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 September.

Free tasters are held at the beginning of each term when spaces are available.

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: 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!

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! PS the weapon used is an épée where the whole body is target.

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Updated July 2021