• Adult sabreurs on guard at the start of a fight

Royal Greenwich Fencing Club

Royal Greenwich Fencing Club is a very friendly and welcoming South East London community based fencing club, serving the Greenwich, Lewisham and Bexley areas. We are a three weapon club and so teach and fence sabre, epee and foil. Specifically we put an emphasis on having fun fencing and offer a local venue with a relaxed atmosphere. Here, people of all ages from seven to sixty five or more can fence, or for the first time try their hand at fencing. For all enquiries and details please email mailto:info@royalgreenwichfencingclub.org.uk

Fencing is a fun exercise for kids, good physical exercise for adults and is good for your mental health and relieving stress, now it’s easy to get started and join, simply email:


to book your place today!



Please email for information on our children’s summer & half term holiday fencing taster sessions, & to be added to our contact list for future events. 


Our NEW 3 WEAPON course for adult beginners comprises Foil, Epee & Sabre, and is for those aged 16 to 65 plus. The course consists of 10 weekly sessions; the first session is FREE, so you can give it a go and decide if you like it without any commitment.


Our Junior Beginners fencing course is for those aged 7 to 15. The course consists of 10 weekly sessions.

Please email for information on our next available courses or to be added to our waiting list.

Please be aware that attendance at the Club is by prior arrangement only.

At Royal Greenwich we fence for the enjoyment of it, so if you are a beginner, a novice or an experienced fencer we don’t care as long as you enjoy fencing.

Students can learn and fence at their own pace, and we welcome existing fencers and competitive level fencers. Anyone wishing to hone their skills against new opponents, for training and for fun, is welcome.

We are an independent and privately run community based fencing club which aims to promote fencing by making it more accessible, so as to generate more interest in this Olympic sport. Doing this from a grass roots level upwards. As a community club we are a non profit organisation and plough all of our fees back into the club. The club is affiliated to the British Fencing Association our NGB and our coaches are all BFA qualified.

Fees include the use by our members of both the basic fencing equipment required to train with, and electric equipment to fight with. We also offer a 25% discount for adult concessions and a 25% discount for junior second siblings.

Beginners who join the club can now benefit from the BFA’s Free 90 day Introduction Membership Category and the insurance cover that comes with it.

 Woolwich Photographic Society Fencing Shoot

The photographs displayed at the head of this page were taken by Aperture, who came along to the club one evening to try and take some interesting shots of the clubs members fencing, and this gallery contains some of these. To see pictures of other subjects from Aperture you can just follow this link .

Insurance and Qualifications:

Royal Greenwich Fencing Club is affiliated to the British Fencing Association which is the sport’s national governing body. The Club’s BFA membership number is 30925.

In being affiliated the Club is recognised by the BFA and covered under their insurance policy for our members protection. Details of the BFA’s Club insurance policy can be found here .

It is recommended that Individual club members also join the BFA, to benefit from the BFA’s fencer cover. Details of individual members cover can be found via this link .

The qualifications required to become a registered fencing coach can be found here .            Once a coach has met all the required criteria, and the corresponding documentation has been submitted to the BFA for verification, the coach will be added to the BFA’s Coach Register, updated every month, and accessible via this link . Here a Registered Coaches qualifications can be verified by searching for them by surname.

RGFC Term, Course and Event Calendar

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Royal Greenwich Fencing Club meets at Shrewsbury House Community Centre on Shooters Hill, Greenwich, South-East London. Details on how to get there can be found here.

Please be aware that attendance at the Club is by prior arrangement only.