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Children's fencing in London

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Our children's fencing classes are suitable for boys and girls who have never experienced fencing before as well as for those who have some basic fencing knowledge.

The fencing classes are run by a team of highly experienced coaches, who teach kids about fencing in a lively and fun atmosphere. Each class is taught using plenty of games to improve speed and co-ordination, develop specific fencing skills and tactical thinking. Kids learn fencing bladework and footwork, rules of courtesy during a fencing bout and refereeing skills - all that of course while doing plenty of sword fighting!

At London Fencing Club, we provide an exciting and safe environment to learn the sport and we encourage children to stay with the club as they grow. At the more advanced stages they can take part in various competitions fencing for the club, their school, borough and maybe even the country. Our skilled coaches, all of whom have international competitive experience, are always there to help and motivate!

How to enrol

We run children's fencing classes on Mondays and Thursdays between 5 pm and 6.30 pm at the Gymnasium on Cowper Street, London, EC2A 4HS. The classes are available for boys and girls aged between 7 and 13. There are two groups and the number of places is limited.

If your child hasn't fenced before they should take one of the introductory courses below. Upon completion of the course we'll allocate a place in the class as soon as it becomes available. If the child has pervious fencing expereince, please contact us with details of this: they might be able to join the class straight away.

Beginners class for 7-9 year olds: Mondays, 5.30 pm - 6.45 pm

Five classes for 7 - 9 year old boys and girls.

If your child has never fenced before and would like to try - this is the ideal course. The participants will learn the fundamentals of fencing: the technique and the tactics, the rules and the tradition. They'll exercise in pairs as well as with the coach, gradually progressing to competitive fencing. Upon completing this course the child will be able to join more advanced fencing classes.

Equipment: All fencing equipment will be provided. The child will only need to bring PE clothes.

Venue: Gymnasium of Central Foundation Boys' School, Cowper Street, London, EC2A 4SH. Nearest undergrounds: Old Street (Northern Line) - 1 minute walk.

Starting date:

23 February 2015, Monday (Booking closed)

Fee: £ 150.00

Beginners class for 10 -13 year olds: Thursdays, 5.30 pm - 6.45 pm

Same as above but running on Thursdays and designed for older children.

Venue: Gymnasium of Central Foundation Boys' School, Cowper Street, London, EC2A 4SH.

Starting date:

15 January 2015, Thursday (Booking closed)

26 February 2015, Thursday (Booking closed)

Fee: £ 150.00

Intermediate class for 7-9 year olds: Mondays, 5.30 pm - 6.45 pm

Spring term: from 12 January 2015 to 27 March 2015.

This class is for children who already have some basic knowledge of fencing. The training will include games, fencing technique exercises and plenty of fencing using electrical scoring.

Equipment: The children should have at least their own fencing breeches. Other equipment can be hired from the Club.

Venue: Gymnasium of Central Foundation Boys' School, Cowper Street, London, EC2A 4SH.

Starting date:

12 January 2015, Monday (Booking closed)

Fee: £ 180.00

Intermediate class for 10-13 year olds: Thursdays, 5.30 pm - 6.45 pm

Spring term: from 12 January 2015 to 27 March 2015.

This class is for older children who already have some basic knowledge of fencing. The training includes games, fencing technique exercises and plenty of fencing using electrical scoring.

Equipment: The children should have at least their own fencing breeches. Other equipment can be hired from the Club.

Venue: Gymnasium of Central Foundation Boys' School, Cowper Street, London, EC2A 4SH.

Starting date:

15 January 2015, Thursday (Booking closed)

Fee: £ 180.00

Individual tuition course for ages 7 - 13

2 hours of one to one lessons with the Fencing Master which cover the same material as the beginners' course above but offer more flexibility in terms of days and times of the lessons. After the course the child can join one of the regular group sessions.

Individual lessons are the ultimate experience of fencing training. This short course can be divided into 3 x 40 min or 2 x 1 hour lessons, and will be tailored to the personality and the temperament of the child. He or she can take lessons alone or with a fencing partner/friend. The lessons will cover all the main concepts of fencing, such as on guard stance, fencing footwork, defensive and offensive actions and the rules of courtesy. Having this basis will allow the child to blend in with the fencing classes without difficulty.

The dates: arranged individually, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings or on Saturday afternoons.

Venues: Finsbury Leisure Centre, London, EC1 or Gymnasium of Central Foundation Boys' School, London, EC2.

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Fee: £ 140.00

Fencing classes in schools

We can provide instructors, equipment and advice for schools interested in offering fencing classes. For more information please have a look on Fencing for London Schools page.

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London Fencing Club is the best and the busiest fencing club in the UK providing coaching and training facilities for more than 300 regular members and hundreds of adult beginners. We also offer fencing classes for children, after school clubs and team building events. The Club employs eight Fencing Masters of the highest calibre.