Holiday Courses

Holiday Courses at Royal Greenwich Fencing Club

Royal Greenwich Fencing Club now runs Holiday courses aimed at children during the half term and summer holidays. The Children’s Fencing Course for the holidays is a beginners course for 7-16 year olds of two hours duration a day. It is set over five days, so a total of ten hours instruction in the week.

The next courses are for the Easter half term 9th-13th April and Summer holidays 23rd July to 31st August 2018, details to be confirmed.

Each day the students will start their session by undertaking a warm up. On the first day this will be followed by a safety talk and show.

Students will be equipped with all the basic fencing safety equipment required. When they are ready to fence they will be given all the corresponding electric equipment.

They are taught the basic fencing posture and grip, how to advance and retire and make explosive and accelerating lunges. Then simple and compound attacks, parries, direct and in-direct ripostes and counter ripostes.

They will be taught fencing terminology, concepts and etiquette.  

The students will finally take part in fencing matches using electric fencing equipment and scoring apparatus. They will  be taught the conventions of fencing in a competition, and how to preside over, judge, and run a fencing pool.

Sessions will be for two hours a day Monday to Friday. Monday to Wednesday in one of the ancillary rooms, Thursday and Friday in Room 7.

The available dates will be posted on the page when they have been arranged.

The cost of the holiday courses are the same as the Junior Beginners Course and delivers the same 10 hour content.

Availability of sessions is dependent on take up.