Free tasters and classes for adult novices this week. Tuesday and Thursday 6th and 8th Jan from 7.30 – 9.30pm. #greenwich #lewisham. Learn how to repel boarders and swing from the chandeliers! Well not quite but its just as much fun! Kids too from 6.30! See more at http://blackheathfencing.org.uk/ and pls RT
We have revised our training courses for the year 2014/15 ie from September 2014.
Our Level 1 course is aimed at adult novices and runs for half a term teaching all the necessary basics.
Our Level 2 course is aimed at those with some initial training, such as the level 1 course,
To give all potential fencers some options the courses are staggered ie, Tuesday’s Level 2 runs at the same time as the Level 1 on Thursdays.
Our Refesher Course is aimed at those who may have taken a break for a year or so and hopefully encouraging some to return to fencing. It only runs once a term and, at present, on Thursdays only.
Details of all the adult courses can be found on our Adult Training page
Blackheath Musketeer, Jordan Webb, took the Bronze medal in the Kent County Under 16 boys Foil championship in Tonbridge on 10th November.
Jordan, who started fencing just 15 months ago, has been working his way up the competition ladder in the U14 group. His persistence and effort paid off as he broke into the medal winners this time and in the higher U16 age group. A super achievement.
Gold, Silver and two Bronzes for Blackheath Musketeers at 2013 Kent Individual Foil for under 14’s! See Competition Results
This competition was held on 7th April at Blackheath Fencing Club
Blackheath Fencing Club brought its year to a close with the Annual Club Championships 2012. Held Sunday 9th Dec 12 when Musketeers and Seniors members fought it out for both Club and intermediate champions!
The Musketeers Senior Champion was Peter Tsirushkin with 5 straight victories followed by Tom Bevan with 4 and third was a newcomer, fencing only since September ’12, Mandla Thane! Also coming 3rd in his preliminary pool he also took the ‘Best Fencer with under 4 months training’ Award.
In the Intermediate (plate) competition Gold certificate winner was Jordan Webb, with 8year old Storm Bredhal in Silver place and Felix Gilbert in Bronze. Gentleman of the Match went to Josh Knight. Both Senior and Intermediate winners also received £15 gift vouchers towards fencing kit.
The Adult competition followed in the afternoon with Yvo Pokera taking the foil Gold for the second year running with 5 victories, Xavier del Rincon Silver, and Andrew Nisbet Bronze. In Epée, Simon Owen took the Gold, Xavier the Silver and Andrew Bronze with Rob des Forges taking the Beginner’s Award!
On Tuesday 13th we held a Parents evening with mulled wine and mince pies for the parents, lemonade, crisps and biscuits for the Musketeers together with some Christmas fencing games resulting in some resonating booms as balloons were disposed of in time honoured fashion!
Following the prize giving, including some BF Achievement awards, the parents were dragooned, I mean ‘encouraged’, to take a 20 minute fencing lesson with Go Fence kit followed by the Annual Parent Knockout Competition won this year by Guoli Bredhal (yep, clearly runs in the family) who narrowly defeated last year’s champ Jim Howard.
The new Thursday club (nicknamed the Thursday Terrors which only started in Sept ’12) had their own balloon relay race and chocy biscuits with lemonade followed by their first full session on the electric box and nice to see some fencing champions in the making after only starting a few weeks back!
Our year finally ends with Christmas Dinner next week at Davys Winebar, Greenwich.
We are back on Tuesday 8th January and Thursday 10th. Seasons Greetings to all and have a safe holiday.
This will be held on Tuesday 18th December, 7.30 for 8pm. £25 for starter and main, Dessert optional £4 – £7. Partners, parents and friends of paid up members welcome. Max 40 persons. Location details, menu and signup sheet on the noticeboard or by email to Andrew. £10 deposit balance payable on the night.
The prizes for Club Championships will be awarded during the evening. This is our main social event of the year so do come along!