All of our sessions start off with a general warm-up and short footwork session.
Tuesday evenings we run smaller group session/sessions & work on a particular stroke/tactical/footwork topic to improve fencers knowledge and ability. This is followed by free-play and competitive sparring bouts, where they are able to put into practice what they have learnt. Members are also able to ask for individual lessons from our experienced coaches.
On Thursday evenings the warmup/footwork is followed by individual lessons and free-play, all 3 weapons have training opportunities. A number of our members will fence on both Tuesday and Thursday sessions. The evening's structure is not suited to complete beginners, and most fencers will have reached the stage of having their own fencing kit, or parts there of. Jeans or track-suit bottoms are not appropriate wear on this session.
Club members are able to receive upon request one-to-one lessons with our coaches at all 3 weapons at each session.
Saturday morning class is for our junior members. As our junior club members progress they will graduate to either the Tuesday or Thursday nights.
We have seen many of our junior members carry fencing on when at university and have returned to their "home" after graduation to continue their fencing career.
Birmingham Fencing Club are always keen to recruit new members - Adults or Children, experienced or complete beginners, all are welcome!
Contact us for more information or check the Courses page.
Check out our 'Courses' page for dates and times. There are several courses throughout the year.
Birmingham Fencing Club welcomes members of all different abilities and skills. Whether you are looking to improve your skills and compete locally, nationally or internationally, or simply want to learn something new, keep fit and have fun.