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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Covid-19 – Club suspended

Following BFA and Government guidelines for Tier 4, there will be no fencing at the club while we remain in Tier.

This applies to both adults and juniors

November 1st, 2020

Subscriptions for 2020-2021

With the club being back to its regular venue at Twyford School from the 1th October onwards, subscriptions for 2020-21 are now due.

Adults: £400
Students/U18’s: £250

October 13th, 2020

Next Adult Beginners Course

Looking for a last minute present?

Want to get fit after Christmas?


Our next beginners course will start on Thursday 16th January.

Contact Paul on paul@hardens.me.uk

December 23rd, 2019

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