What To Wear

Tracksuit bottoms (thick), trainers (Hi-Tec Squash / Indoor shoes are ideal) and T-shirt. We provide the rest of the equipment for beginners. Once you decide you like the sport, then you can begin buying your own equipment.

Directions To Venue

Dunravan Lower School,
Mount Nod Road Entrance
Off Leigham Court Road,
London,
SW16 2QB

(Click here for a map).

Those who are members can take individual, one on one, fencing lessons from our coach. Please approach the coach on the night to book your spot. Most fencers take a 15 minute lesson from the coach in between boats with other club members.

SENIOR BEGINNERS COURSE

DATE: 14th September 2017 to 26th October 2017, On Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:00pm

COST: 110 for 7 Weeks. For Seniors aged 16+ and covers

Our Senior Beginners' Course is an excellent introduction to the sport. Building week-on-week, but with regular consolidation, you will learn to fence safely and enjoyably. Our course follows the British Fencing foil syllabus for grades 1 and 2, covering:

Fencing safety
Grip, on guard position, distance, movement, high and low positions
Attacks: direct, lunge, disengage, feints and compound attacks
Defence: simple, semi-circular and circular parries, repostes
Blade work: engagement, pressure, beats
Rules of fencing, fencing salute and basic refereering.


SENIOR INTERMEDIATE COURSE - TAKING BOOKINGS

DATE: 15th June 2017 - 13th July 2017, On Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:00pm

COST: 60 for 5 Weeks. For Seniors aged 16+ and covers

The Senior Intermediate Course is designed to follow on and compliment a Beginners' course. We also welcome beginners who have fenced elsewhere. First we will introduce you to electric fencing and the bout format used in competitions. We will also provide introductions to epee and sabre, covering the techniques specific to those weapons. You will learn:

Epee
Attacks: point control and hitting to hand, arm, leg and foot.
Defence: repostes with opposition
Epee distance and timing
Rules and conventions of epee

Sabre
Attacks: delivering the hit, direct attacks to head, chest and flank, stop cuts
Defence: 2nd defensive triangle, direct repostes
Sabre footwork, timing and distance
Rules and conventions of sabre

At the end of the course you will be ready to join with the established members of the club fencing with your preferred weapon. In accordance with British Fencing rules, you will need buy your own fencing breeches and wear them in the intermediate course.


JUNIOR BEGINNERS COURSE

DATE: 27th April 2017 to 13th July 2017 Thursdays 6:00pm to 7:00pm (7:00pm - 7:30pm Electric Free Fencing)

COST: 65 per term. For Juniors aged 8 to 15 years

Covers: The fundamental moves of fencing through to match fencing.

Coaching is in groups from BFA qualified instructors. Please note beginners course students cannot fence at other clubs.