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Bank holiday 31 May 2021

The Club will be closed on Bank Holiday, 31 May 2021.

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

Training using Zoom

Dear Fencers, We delighted to invite you to training sessions run by our new coach, Anna Anstal. Following the very contemporary trend, the sessions will take place remotely in the comfort of your own living room, gym, back garden or park. Equipment required: weapon and glove, and space which is at least 2 x 2 meters square. Themes: fencing fo.... 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: The 22-y.... 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

Fencing trip to St.Petersburg

St-Petersburg trip 2018 London Fencing Club is invited to Spartak fencing academy in St.Petersburg to rub shoulders (blades, vodka glasses... fill in as desired) with the Russians. The trip is suitable for all levels from the beginner to the advanced and for all weapons.For those who haven't joined a similar trip few years ago, here is a bit of the.... read more

Protect your femoral artery

Protect your femoral arteryDear All,With the new season upon us I need to remind you to protect your femoral artery, which is the second largest artery in the body located in your thigh. Although it can be defended by the low parries 2, 7 and 8, the best protection of this important blood vessel is achieved by wearing strong fencing breeches. In th.... read more

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