For beginners, the first step is to contact Swords Fencing Club to book an introductory course.
Instead of rigid, set dates, we offer introductory lessons throughout the year.
These consist of four, half hour sessions, scheduled for your, and the instructors, convenience.
Swords Fencing Club run two types of beginners' course:
1a) Recreational/Sports fencing course. This teaches all the basics of modern sports fencing and after completion, will enable you to fence modern epee or sabre with confidence. A course for people who wish to join the club and fence regularly, either at club or competition level. This is suitable for absolute beginners or for those who wish to complete a refresher course in fencing.
2b) Historical fencing course. This is for people who may be unsure what fencing entails or who only wish to attend a course to learn basic sword skills and how to fence. This course is based more on historical fencing which may also be used for simple self defence. If, after taking this course, you decide that you would like to continue and fence recreationally, the conversion is very easy and no further courses would be needed.
When booking lessons, please state which course you are interested in (1a or 2b).
We highly recommend (1a) for beginner fencers under 18 years of age.
Gift vouchers are also available.
Swords Fencing Club is committed to valuing diversity, and to promoting and implementing equality of opportunity in all its activities.
Whenever possible, the Club will make reasonable adjustments to support and respond flexibly where there is a clearly identified requirement from individual members with a disability/additional support needs. Please let us know if you may require such support when you are considering joining the club.
If you want to begin on your own, or with a friend, we will always be pleased to see you.
If several people wish to start together, we offer discounts for our courses:
£24 four sessions for one person
£46 four sessions for two people (£23 per person)
£66 four sessions for three people (£22 per person)
£84 four sessions for four people (£21 per person)
Please contact the club if more than four people wish to start together.
Once a starting date has been confirmed, we ask for the course fees upfront. We accept online payments.
After completion of the course, you will be invited to join Swords Fencing Club, to take your fencing to the next level.
All equipment will be provided for beginners on a course.
Please contact Swords Fencing Club to book your lessons today.