Hope you had great holidays, recharged the batteries and received great
presents from friends and family. I hope also you're looking forward to
getting back on the piste: your coaches are preparing special fat
burning warm ups for all January classes...
1. Classes resume as normal:
Finsbury Leisure Centre - from today.
Central Foundation Boys' School - from the next week, i.e. 10 January
2. Saturday free play sessions:
7 and 14 January sessions will be at the same hours as last year. From
22 January onwards they will start at 2
pm and finish at 5 pm.
3. Fencing trips to Italy and Russia.
Once again we're invited by UISP
fencing club in Siena, Tuscany and by Spartak fencing Academy in
St.Petersburg, Russia. The previous trips were very successful and
offered not only an opportunity to improve fencing but also a
unique insight into life in both places - as different as they are! In
a fencing salle and in a local trattoria/vodka bar/night club our hosts
we always most courteous and fun to be with sharing their local
knowledge as well as fencing tips! I am sure this year should be no
Both places cater to all levels of fencing, so whether you're a recent
beginner or a fencing shark you're most welcome to join. I will send
around some more info in a due course but here are the dates and the
prices to help your planning:
Trip to Siena, Tuscany: 5 days: Wednesday 8 February - Sunday, 12
February 2006. Cost: £360
Trip to St.Petersburg, Russia, 8 days: Sunday 14 May - Sunday 21 May.
Cost: £ 490
The cost includes the coaching and the accommodation but not the travel
expenses. 20% discount to those planning a repeat trip to the same
place, or 10% discount if you wish to join both trips!
In Siena we'll be staying in a hotel walking distance from the town
centre while in St.Petersburg in private apartments. You can read
reports from the previous trips on http://www.sallegadaski.com/pictures.php
(click on a relevant link!)
If you are interested in joining either of the trips please let me know
at your earliest convenience!
4. Change to the membership fees.
This won't affect you but just to let you know that from the new year
there is a joining fee for new coming or rejoining members. The
current, most valuable members do not need to pay anything extra, your
joining fee has been waived. The details of membership and available
classes are on http://www.sallegadaski.com/membership.php
Kind regards and see you soon,