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Want to try out the olympic sport of fencing?Great! We have exactly the thing for you. We are currently offering a Beginners course for new members, we have experienced coaches and fencers which can introduce you to the sport and show you exactly how fun fencing can be. We have many different levels of fencers at our club, whether you want fence for fun, or take it more seriously and progress to an international level, we can offer the support to help. Our club has produced multiple national champions and many international standard fencers.
The beginners course consists of 5 weeks where the club will supply you with all of the coaching and equipment needed for only £30, The first night at the club is free, so you can get an idea to see if the sport is for you. The sport can be very physically demanding, so we suggest that you bring along a towel and a bottle of water.
If you are interested in the beginners course, you can contact us by email or phone or text, please quote your name, age and any previous experience, as this will help us tailor a program that is progressive to your abilities.
Want to know more about fencing?There are three swords or as they're called weapons in fencing.
- Foil: a light, thrusting weapon, originally used for training soldiers to fight in battle. The target is limited to the trunk of the body, including the back but not the arms or head.
- Epee: a heavier, thrusting weapon, originally used for duelling. Hits can be scored anywhere on the body. One-hit epee is one of the five disciplines of Modern Pentathlon.
- Sabre: a cutting and thrusting weapon, originally used by cavalry soldiers. The target area is limited to everything above the hips, except for the hands and the back of the head.