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 the announcement on Saturday 31/10 by the Government that indoor and outdoor leisure centres should close during the period of National restriction:

The Adults session will be suspended during this period

and

The Junior and U-18 sessions are very likely to be suspended during this period

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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