Why Fence?

Fencing is one of the fastest growing sports in the UK. In the age of chivalry dueling was favoured as a method of settling matters of honour, because of its grace and simplicity.

These remain some of the most attractive aspects of the sport today. Its very rewarding; developing all round fitness, flexibility of movement, stamina, mental agility, co-ordination, balance and self confidence.

Above all its great fun!!!!

How to join

We often run regular beginners courses. Details of which are covered on this page down below.

However, we always do group warm ups and small group lessons every session which are aimed at developing the fundamentals so even if a course isn’t planned we can always welcome beginners to the club fairly easily.

If you want to try fencing, the best thing to do is just get in touch by emailing

Beginners courses

Next Beginners Course: TBD

Our Beginners’ course is an ideal way to start Fencing. The six week course will involve a mixture of instruction and sparring during the session. The course aim is to introduce the fundamentals of fencing technique to the novice, including footwork, blades skills such is parries, disengagement, cut over and compound attacks. The course looks primarily at foil, but time will be spent looking at the epee as well to fully immerse the novice into the discipline of fencing.

By the end of the course beginners will have a good foundation in the art of fencing and will be able to decide which weapon to pursue.

The course provides the equipment needed, insurance, a first aider, CRB checked professional coaching staff, and a club within which the beginner may test their skills. This is the best way to start Fencing

Each Course is limited to 16 places

If you are interested then fill out the form below or email us at

Thanks to some amazing support from Sport England our beginners courses are currently free.

(Pleas note that the club no longer fences at the Oasis and has moved to the Deanery)


Comments or questions are welcome.

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