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Beginners' Classes

 
Beginners' Class Times
Mondays from 19:00 to 21:00
Greycoat Hospital School
Weapons: Foil Epee

Wednesdays from 19:00 to 21:00
Greycoat Hospital School
Weapons: Foil Epee

Cost: £120.00 for your 5 week course.


 
Forthcoming Beginner Classes
Wednesday, 1 November 2017
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Monday, 6 November 2017
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ALWAYS WANTED TO TRY FENCING?

We offer 5-week fencing beginner classes for adults in central London. All equipment is provided, so you can learn fencing, improve your fitness, have fun, and meet new people!

We offer regular classes for adults covering the basics of foil and epee fencing. Fencing is a great form of exercise, and is fast and dynamic. We hope to introduce you to the exciting sport of fencing soon.

In your beginner class, you'll learn about the history of fencing, how to hold the sword, and will then start learning fencing bladework and footwork. You'll also learn attacking and defensive techniques in fencing. 

The classes are conducted in groups, often with work in pairs (you don't need to bring a partner). Towards the end of the course you'll be able to have a full 'electric' match yourself!

We also socialise regularly in the pub after each fencing session, and we definitely encourage you to join us!

Our beginner fencing classes are held on either Monday evenings (5 consecutive Mondays) or Wednesday evening (5 consecutive Wednesdays), from 7pm-9pm. Please refer to the panel on the right for the next available start dates.
 
The cost for the 5-week course is £120 per person for approximately 10 hours of fencing, and you can book your class online. Advance booking is essential.

The evening starts with a warm-up, followed by lots of fencing footwork and bladework in pairs, with the class ending at 9pm. For the class, you'll need to wear trainers, a t-shirt, and tracksuit bottoms/leggings (shorts not allowed). All fencing equipment is provided. 

There are changing rooms and basic showers at the venue (bring your own towel/toiletries), and you should bring a bottle of water with you.

If you wear glasses/contact lenses, we recommend that you wear contact lenses (it's entirely possible to fence wearing glasses, but some care needs to be taken when putting on/taking off the mask).

Fencing only requires an ordinary level of fitness. It will help to improve your stamina, flexibility, fitness and concentration. It's challenging, exciting, and great fun - so why not book today?

 
Booking terms & conditions:

- Start dates/times are fixed. Please see the panel to the right-hand side for forthcoming start dates. 

- All classes are subject to minimum group sizes. We will contact you if this number has not been reached, when it will be possible to re-schedule for an alternative class.

- Beginner classes and taster sessions are for those aged over 16 years only.

- Not suitable for pregnant women, or those with pre-existing back and knee injuries.

- Full advance payment is required to book your place.  Payment must be received in full no later than the first session.

- No refunds are given in any circumstances. The £120 fee is payable in full, in advance, no matter how many sessions you attend.

- CLFC accepts no responsibility for personal belongings whilst at the club.

"Always wanted to try fencing and tried the beginner class with CLFC. Discovered new levels of fitness and a really thought provoking and skilful way to release aggression. Would, and have, recommended the club to others to try. The fencing, coaching and social aspects of the club are great with members who really encourage and range from beginners to experts.
Mark, London - Sept 2009"