What do I wear for fencing?

Wear suitable clothing as for any kind of anaerobic sport. That means: Trainers (not outdoor shoes) with some grip Loose-fitting trousers (not tight…

Does fencing hurt?

Not if done properly. Although executed with appreciable energy, a good, clean fencing attack hurts no more than a tap on the shoulder.…

What qualities make a good fencer?

There are many. On the athletic side, speed and endurance must rank foremost. Other traits that can be exploited are strength (for explosive…

Fencing left-handed, good or bad?

It should be noted that left handers usually enjoy a slight advantage, especially against inexperienced fencers. This may account for the fact that…

How much does fencing cost?

At beginners level, using club equipment, surprisingly little! We run inexpensive beginners courses to get you started, providing all equipment. If you find…

What age IS Junior in fencing?

In centuries past, children started, learning combat skills from the time they could walk, but in the context of a modern sport, there…

Safety First

Our guidelines on safety are under constant review. Also, beginners may appreciate the reassurance under Does it Hurt? In short: no. Introduction Fencing…