Still on the fence about exercise? 14 years or over? Then we want you to learn to fence! .
The course involves group and individual lessons and all kit is provided
- Next start date is 28th September
We meet on a Thursday evening. The cost of the course is £80 for 6 weeks.
If you are interested, please fill in the form below to get information about the next available course.
You are welcome to come along to the club at any times to have a look, please note that there is a lot of interest in our courses. Be prepared to act quickly when dates are announced.
8-14 years old? Our junior classes are for you. Based on school terms the cost is £120 per term with all kit provided. If you are interested please fill in the form below sign up for next term.
- Next start date is 14th September
For more alternatives for beginners courses, see other beginners options for alternative local clubs, where you could start sooner.
The Saxon venue:
Regular club night: 7 – 10 pm, every Thursday night.
Beginners: 8.15 – 9.15 pm, every Thursday night.
The session starts at 8.15 pm, so please allow yourself time to change beforehand.
Twyford Sports Centre, Twyford Crescent, Acton, London, W3 9PP (for reference, the centre’s number is 020 8993 9095, but this only reaches us during session times) Part of Ealing Borough’s Sport Development, the sports hall has full changing room and shower facilities. There is ample car parking, the gates get locked at 10.30 p.m. There is an automatic exit opening and you get out (but not in).
All are welcome at any level of experience
The course is an hour’s session every week for 6 weeks, though it can take longer allowing for hall closures, etc. At the end of the course, you will get the British Fencing Association’s Achievement Award for Grade 1 foil certificate and badge at a small charge (click to see more)
After this course you are welcome to join the club as a member, where we provide improver’s individual lessons.
We undertake to provide you with the appropriate equipment for your safety:- plastron, mask, glove, jacket*.
You need to bring:
- a T-shirt;
- trainers (non-marking soles for the gym. We recommend a pair with low ankle cut-outs, such as squash or badminton type, in order to allow a full rotation of your ankle);
- and jogging bottoms with pockets that can be zipped shut, or are sewn shut, or better still- no pockets. This is because of BFA regulations. Any other trouser will not be allowed.
Select the headings below to see further details of the basic equipment and to point out the particular requirements for fencing.
(There are specific technical data as to the required strength and construction of these materials, all available from the British Fencing Association,the governing body of the sport in the U.K.)
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