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.

The course runs for two hours a day and lasts for five days (Monday to Friday), so a total of ten hours instruction over the week.

The next courses are for the Summer holidays 23rd July – 10th August 2018.

The Summer courses will take place between 9 am and 11 am Monday to Friday in room 5 at Shrewsbury House.

All students are required to provide and wear a short sleeved crew neck T-shirt or similar, track suit bottoms with no, or zipped, or sewn up pockets and trainers.

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 safety equipment show. They will then be equipped with all the basic fencing safety equipment required.

During the week they will progressively be taught simple and compound actions, so that by the end of the week they can attack, defend and be able to fence. They will be taught the basic fencing posture and grip, how to walk and make explosive and accelerating lunges. Then simple and compound attacks, parries, direct and in-direct ripostes and counter ripostes. Followed by fencing terminology, concepts and etiquette.  

When they are ready to fence they will be given all the corresponding electric equipment. 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.

By the end of the course the students will have been taught to fence, will have a sense of discipline and fair play.

The cost of the holiday courses are the same as our evening Junior Beginners Course, £60.00, and delivers the same 10 hour content.

The availability of sessions is dependent on take up and details may vary.

If you would like to book a place on the Summer holidays children’s fencing course please email us for payment instructions and attendance form. Please note that the closing date for the course is Saturday 30th June 2018.