Beginners

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.

We meet weekly at The Deanery School, Peglars Way,  Swindon, SN1 7DA – we stop for 3 weeks at Christmas and the whole of August.  Otherwise we fence through half terms and holidays.  There are full facilities on site including showers and drinks fountain.  Please wear indoor trainers, t-shirt and tracksuit bottoms.  Bring a drink and a towel as you will get warm when fencing.

How To Book in:

Please can you use the Swindon Fencing Club Team App to book in each week:
Swindon Fencing Club now has their own Smartphone App. It’ll keep you up-to-date with your favourite team’s news, events, schedules and much more.
To get the full features of your teams App you need to download Team App onto your smartphone. Download Team App here (http://teamapp.com/app). Its 100% FREE.

Launch Team App.
Then:
1. Sign-up to Team App. You’ll be sent an email to confirm your registration.
2. Log in. Then search for Swindon Fencing Club and request access to group(s) that apply to you.

There will be 6 bubbles on the app:
Foil 1                                   6-7pm (junior beginner/intermediate)

Epee & Sabre 1                 6-7pm (junior beginner/intermediate)
Foil 2                                   7-8pm (junior intermediate/advanced)
Epee & Sabre 2                 7-8pm (junior intermediate/advanced)

Adult Foil                           7.45-9.45pm (all abilities)

Adult Epee & Sabre         7.45-9.45pm (all abilities)

Contact us

If you want to try fencing, you are welcome to just show up. However the best thing to do is give us a heads up and get in touch by emailing swindonfencingclub@hotmail.co.uk

Beginners courses

Next Beginners Course: 12th Oct!

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 swindonfencingclub@hotmail.co.uk

Our courses cost £80 for a 6 week course.

(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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