The Piste: french for trackway, or course;

  • our name for the ground we fence on;
  • it consists of a 2 x 16(ish) metre wide strip, set out as follows:
  • (the run back can be any length of 1.5m or more)
  • (more fancy epee pistes are made of metal, so that with hits to the floor, the electric stuff is earthed, thus not registering a hit erroneously)

Fencin Piste

R:   Run back:

  • a safety feature, kept clear to allow fencers to come off the piste with out fear of tripping or collisions.

B:   Back line:

  • if you are driven back untill you have both feet over this line, your opponent scores a point.

W:   Warning line:

  • we are a fair lot, this gives the retreating fencer notice that if they do not pull their socks up, they will go off the end and give a point away.

G:   On Guard line:

  • the starting line for all bouts.
  • the front foot must be behind this.

C:   Centre line:

  • name says it all;
  • the scoring apparatus is stationed adjacent to this line so both fencers have an equal view of it.
  • the president should also start here, facing the score indicator light-box.
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No fencing 23rd September

Due to Twyford school occupying the sports hall at short notice:

There will be no fencing on the 23rd September

We have been unable to book our usual reserve venue at Wasps

Apologies for the inconvenience

September 17th, 2021

Subscriptions for 2021-22

Subscriptions for 2021-22 are now due. This covers September 2021 to September 2022

Adults: £400
Students/U18’s: £250

**For members who paid full subscriptions for 2020-21 and are continuing their membership for 2021-22, there is a refund on your membership

For details please use the contact form

September 10th, 2021

Junior classes back on 16th September

Junior classes will restart on the 16th September, in Twyford school sports hall.

Please contact Paul for details

September 2nd, 2021

Club opening times

  • The club is open Thursday evenings 7-10pm

September 2nd, 2021

Next Adult Beginners Course

The next adult beginners course at Saxon Fencing Club will be starting on Thursday 16th September 2021

The course is from 8.30 to 9.30 and is 5 weeks long

Open the booking form here


All equipment is provided

Please contact Paul for details

August 23rd, 2021

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