Never fenced before? No formal grades? This page is for you, below are some details of what we can provide for both someone new to the sport or someone looking for a refresher before completing grade classes in any of the three weapons. If you’re already well versed in fencing and looking to move clubs take a peek at the membership page instead.
We offer both adult and junior taster sessions for free.
How to book and what’s involved
Please book your taster session in advance by clicking the button below and filling in the form. You’ll then receive an email which will give you an idea of the next session available and get you booked in. Once your session is confirmed all you’ll need to do is turn up wearing comfy trousers, a t-shirt and trainers. We’ll provide you with all the fencing kit and you need.
We’ll run you through a quick warm up to get you moving and then once you’re kitted up we’ll get stuck in and put a sword in your hand, demonstrate how you hold it and how you need to stand. You’ll quickly learn how to accurately hit your opponent and we’ll show you how to move up and down the fencing area (piste) and some other basic moves. We hope that by the end of the session you’ll have an idea of both how we run classes and if you want to continue to more formal grades.
After the session / I’ve fenced before & want to take grades.
If you start at the beginning of a school term (within the first two weeks) then we can start you into the full length course straight away, 10/11 weeks excluding half term. After grade 1 every grade takes a full term to complete up to grade 3 (approx 1 year in total).
If you’ve sent us an email about starting courses and want to jump in as you’ve fenced before then we’ll invite you to start the next grade course.