We are an established club having fenced at various venues in Cheltenham for the last 30 years. We fence all three weapons, Foil, Sabre, & Epee, and welcome fencers of all abilities and ages from beginners to experienced fencers. Including wheelchair fencers. We run two sessions for Juniors (8 to 15 years old), and one session for seniors (16 years+). In the club there are three qualified coaches.
We run beginners courses 3 times a year to coincide with the start of the school terms. Running separate courses for Seniors and Juniors. The course runs for 6 weeks and covers basic fencing skills : simple attacks, defence, terminology, fencing safely, introduction to competition fencing, and can lead to a British Fencing Level 1 Foil Award. If you have never fenced before then the beginners course is where you need to start.
We take juniors from the age of 8, until the age of 15, when they are promoted to the seniors. The juniors mainly fence foil. The format of the evening is warm-up (games, footwork, fitness), followed by a group lesson, then free fencing. Junior sessions last an hour, and run from 6.00 – 7.00pm, and 7.00 – 8.00pm, on a Wednesday.
Seniors start at the age of 16, and can fence any of the three weapons. The format of the evening is warm-up (games, footwork, fitness, theory), followed by a group lesson, then free fencing/individual lessons. The senior session runs from 8.00 – 10.00pm on a Wednesday.
We also coach all three weapons at wheelchair fencing, wheelchair fencers are part of the seniors.
Throughout the year we run a club competition, this takes place on the last Wednesday of the month, it forms a rolling club ranking which develops through the year, until the final rankings are announced at the AGM in December. There are separate competitions for Juniors and Seniors.
Chairman & Head Coach
01452 780 544