The Beginners Courses
Both Junior and Adult beginners courses are run over ten weeks (one term). During this time the beginner is kitted out with the basic fencing safety equipment. They are taught to fence with one of the three fencing weapons, (Sabre, Foil or Epee). The course will comprise how to advance and retire on the piste, make explosive and accelerating lunges, simple and compound attacks, and varieties of defence. How to preside over, judge and run a fencing bout and pool, the conventions of fencing in a competition, and will take part in fencing bouts using electrical equipment.
The Scouts Master at Arms Badge Course
This is a six week fencing course where Scouts can learn all they need to know in order to obtain the Master at Arms Badge. During this time the student is kitted out with all the basic fencing safety equipment required. They are taught to fence with one of the three fencing weapons, (Sabre, Foil or Epee). To start the course will comprise safety, stance, guards, how to advance and retire and make lunges. Later it will cover parries, simple attacks and varieties of defence. Then, the rules, regulations and etiquette of fencing. Finally, students will take part in fencing bouts using all the electrical equipment, be coached and given feedback. After the course they receive a confirmation letter from the club for their scout leader.
Junior Beginners Courses
Junior beginners courses are for those aged eight to sixteen and start at the regular club time of 7 pm on the first Monday of each term. The courses are run over ten weeks, not including bank holidays. The cost of the Junior course is £60.00 and a sibling discount is available, the fee is payable in full in cash at the start of the course, and places on them must be booked in advance.
Junior Course Dates for 2017
- Term One course starts Monday 20th February
- Term Two course starts Monday 15th May
- Term Three course starts Monday 4th September
- Term Four course starts Monday 13th November
Adult Beginners Courses
Adult beginners courses are for those aged seventeen and over and start at the regular club time of 7:45 pm on the first Thursday of each term. The courses are run over ten weeks, not including weeks with bank holidays. The cost of the Adult course is £80.00 and concession rates are available, payable in full in cash at the start of the course, and places on them must be booked in advance.
Adult Course Dates for 2017
- Term One starts Thursday 23rd February
- Term Two starts Thursday 18th May
- Term Three starts Thursday 7th September
- Term Four starts Thursday 16th November
As the Club operates a waiting list for courses, prospective members are asked to contact us prior to their attendance, so that we can ensure that we have places available for them.
Please be aware that attendance at the Club is by prior arrangement only.