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London Fencing Club Tournament 2022

London Fencing Club Championships 2015  After the long and unwanted break the annual London Fencing Club Tournament is back! All members - from the recent beginners to the seasoned competitors - are invited to take part. Date: Saturday, 16 July 2022. Venue: Finsbury Leisure centre, Norman St, EC1V 3PU.Check in and the starting timesCheck inFights .... read more

Pilates for fencers - Injury prevention and rehab

Victoria recently started fencing with us and as a Pilates teacher has taken a keen interest in the sport. She is developing a series of exercises to  optimise fencers' movement technique in order to help them to recover from injury or even better, prevent injury from happening in the first place! Below are the links to her first workout a.... read more

Fencing on Friday nights

We will be adding training on Friday nights starting from 5 November 2021. The foil and epee sessions will be taking place from 7 pm to 8.30 pm and coached by Anna. The Friday sessions will have a shorter warm up/footwork and longer sparring compared to the other sessions, aiming for 1h20min of fencing time. If you'd like to add Friday trai.... read more

Re-starting training

The Club is due to re-open on 17 May 2021. The details will be send to the Members via email.

Published on 7 May 2021

LFC fencers' success!

London Novice and Intermediate Championships, 24 October 2021Fantastic results for the multinational LFC team! Men's Foil noviceGold - Tea Men's Epee noviceGold - TomBronze - Vadym Women's Epee noviceGold - Aleks Women's Epee intermediateGold - Pamela Women's Foil intermediateGold - SophieBronze - Janet .... read more

Fencing in the age of self-isolation

These are unprecedented times. We are all doing the best to look after our family and friends while trying to keep up with the ever changing situation. Large industries and small local businesses are all coming under enormous pressure due to the curbs on socializing and travel. Your Fencing Club is one of these places. Fencing is a non-c.... read more

To win you need to lose: training fights

The topic which regularly comes up in fencing discussions: how important is winning? Should one strive to win every fight? Not unless you are taking part in an important tournament. When you train, you should allocate the energy to improving your technique rather than focusing on winning. Most of the fencing technique is acquired during the individ.... read more

On Forte and Foible

Etymology The forte refers to the part of the sword or foil where the blade is strongest, just above the hilt (that’s the handle). The word derives from the French adjective fort, meaning “strong.”If words are your forte, you might know that forte is the word for one’s strong point, or an area in which one might consider oneself an expert: .... read more

Priority (Right of Way) in foil fencing

Rules of priority in foil fencingPeople who just started fencing are often bewildered by the rules of priority. Below is a quick summary to help you get the grasp of the idea.OriginIn the duelling times it was considered a very dangerous practice to attack your opponent while he is attacking you. This often resulted in both being killed. No winner,.... read more

How to make a fencing lunge in 12 easy steps

Lunging1. Start by extending your weapon arm.2. Kick with the front foot, while making a strong push with the rear leg.3. Swing the left arm back for balance and extra momentum.4. Land on the heel of the front foot and then continue moving forward until the rest of the foot is on the floor.5. Straighten the rear leg, lock the knee, sole of the back.... read more

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