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The Club was established in May 2003 in a small gym near London Bridge. Today it's the busiest and the biggest club in the UK providing coaching and training facilities to more than 300 members, adults and children, and employing 8 international Fencing Masters. Most of us are recreational fencers but there is also a stong competitive section.
We offer fencing tuition in all weapons. The foil groups meet on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, sabre on Wednesdays and Thursdays and epee on Mondays and Thursdays. Each session lasts about 2.5 hours starting either 6 pm or 7 pm (depending on the venue). There are also free play sessions on Saturday afternoons between 2 pm and 5 pm for all weapons.
If you've never (or little) fenced before you might consider taking one of our dedicated beginners courses which will allow you to get the feel of the sport or come back to something you liked many years ago. And you could stay with us afterwards! We are probably the only club in London offering group lessons for advanced beginner/intermediate level of fencing. This means that upon complition of a beginners course you'll be able continue learning during the on going classes with our fencing masters. Most sessions are for adults but there are also separate children's classes that take place between 4 pm and 6.30 pm.
Advanced beginners/Intermediates classes include warm up/footwork, bladework or tactical lesson and free fencing. Private lessons are available from 7 pm onwards. The club has excellent international coaches, all top experts in their weapons. We also organize training holidays abroad, fencing weekends away and various socials.
The club membership costs between £ 30 and £ 70 per month depending on the number of days you choose to attend. There are consession rates for full time artists, actors and students.
Six weeks courses for beginners and intermediates cost £ 90, this includes the membership and a stock of equipment you can borrow. You can also take intensive workshops which run on Saturdays between 11 am and 2 pm.
The club is conveniently located within walking distance from the City of London.
The address: London Fencing Club, Finsbury Leisure Centre, Norman Street, London EC1V 3QN. (map)
Nearest undergrounds: Old Street (Northern Line) & Barbican (Metropolitan & Circle Line)
Contact: phone 07951 414409, or better email.