The beginners' course takes 8 weeks. You will be introduced to fencing with
a foil (one of three weapons used in modern Olympic fencing). You will
learn how to be safe with yourself and others, learn footwork, blade technique,
hand / eye and foot co-ordination and some of the rules and regulations of
the game. You will improve your reaction times, your mental and physical stamina
and firm up tummy and thigh muscles as well as those you sit upon! The course costs £60.00 per person (£45.00 for Juniors) and includes two free sessions of club fencing to make a total of ten weeks to develop your skills.
It doesn't matter how old you are and it doesn't matter how fit you are. The
beauty of fencing is that everyone can participate to their own level of satisfaction
and ability and still get something out of it.
Instruction is from England Fencing coaches who are members of the British Fencing Association, qualified and insured to teach. Beginners
are provided with all of the basic kit required to learn to fence safely.
By the end of the 8 weeks you should be at the equivalent standard of British
Fencing's Proficiency Grade 1.
If you enjoy the course and wish to continue fencing, then you can join Radcliffe
Sword Club. We would be happy to welcome you whether you are interested in
taking your skills further to competition at local, regional and national
level or just in participating in a weekly social activity in a friendly environment
that keeps you fit!
If you do decide to continue after the beginners' course you will probably
want to purchase your own kit. There are members at the club who can advise
on the best options and can assist in obtaining prices with club discount.
Those who continue and want to learn to fence at sabre and/or epée
(the other Olympic fencing weapons) will be able to do so under the instruction
of our experienced coaches.
To see fencing in action take a look at the video posts on the Links page
Beginners Class Dates
The next Beginners Courses will start on:-
Juniors: 18:00-20:00 Tuesday 29th April 2014
Adults: 20:00-22:00 Tuesday 29th April 2014.
Courses are limited to 16, so please book early!
For an enrolment form for the adults' course please click here.
For the Junior club, please click here.
For more information regarding beginners' courses please click here to send an email, or phone Norman Randall on 0115 911 0050. For any
other queries, please click here.