Cambridge Fencing Club

Cambridge Fencing Club is a three weapon club for men and women. We use a number of electric pistes for all three weapons. Several coaches cover all levels of proficiency in all 3 weapons. We often have company from Cambridge Sword members and occasionally fencers from the University, and encourage all our members to enter competitions as often as possible.


Cambridge Cadets

Cambridge Cadets Escrime an electric foil fencing club providing coaching and training for 8-16 year old fencers. Beginners are welcome and are invited to join once they have completed one of the short introductory courses run during the summer holiday and during term time by the club or Cambridge City Council's Citysport.


Cambridge Sword

Cambridge Sword is primarily a fencing club for young people although the advanced sessions are open to adults. Our coach, Pierre Harper, is a very experienced former Olympic fencer who is able to offer excellent coaching in foil for all levels.


Beginners Course starts 5th May

Spaces are still available – please go to for more information and to enrol.

Upcoming local events

Eastern Region have their Big Weekend on 14th – 15th May just down the road @ St Neots. Referee, coaching and armoury courses are on 14th and a Senior 6-weapon competition is on 15th – GUARANTEED ENTRY CLOSES 30th APRIL – see Captain’s 4-Weapon Competition: 22nd May @ St Ives – see

No fencing on 16th June

Unfortunately, due to an Art event at Netherhall School, the hall is not available on Thursday 16th June and we will not be running the club that night.

New Membership Rates

From 1st September the club’s membership rates are changing, with a simpler structure. For more details, please click on the Cambridge Fencing Club tab above.

Cambridge Fencing Club on BBC Cambridge Radio

Club Chairman, Peter Lennard, and Publicity Officer, Elizabeth McWilliams, appeared on BBC Radio to publicise the club and give the presenter a lesson in fencing! Hear us on (2.05 hrs into the programme).

Cambridge Open Air – 5th July – Important Message

We are aware of a decision made by the FIE regarding Leon Paul Epee blades, manufactured after 2012. BFA have informed us that our Open Air Comp will not be affected by this decision.

Gabor Hadalin to coach at CFC

We are delighted to announce that Gabor Hadalin, a highly experienced Level 5 3-weapon coach, will start coaching at Cambridge Fencing Club as of 15th January.  He will be coaching group and individual sessions between 7pm – 10pm each club night.

CFC on BBC Cambs

Listen to our club Chairman Michael Kranz discussing fencing and our club on BBC Cambridge on: (19 minutes into the show; available until 08/04/2013).