Courses @ Netherhall School

Cambridge Fencing Club runs a wide range of courses, from those just looking to start fencing to those coming back to fencing after a long break.

We run 10 week Beginners Courses 3 times a year: a New Year course, an Easter course and a Autumn course. Before each of these courses we run Taster Sessions, for those who want to give it a go to those who would like to ‘try-before-you-buy’.

We also periodically run Intermediate group sessions, aimed at those who were recently beginners and anyone wanting to brush up on their fencing skills.

Taster Session

Date of Next Taster Sessions: Thursday 11th & 18th January 2018, 8.00-9.00 pm @ Netherhall School, Queen Edith’s Way, CB1 8NN

Designed for those wanting to ‘give it a go’ or considering a full Beginners Course, The Taster Session will give you an introduction into some of the basics of fencing (the ‘en guard’ stance, fencing steps and simple attacks) before giving you an opportunity to fence for real.  Test your skills against other participants!  Full kit provided.

The cost of this Taster is £10 (which is taken off the price of the beginners course, if you decide to enrol in the next course).

REGISTRATION OPEN – To register for the taster session please fill in the form here.  You will then be taken to PayPal.  If you have any problems registering, please contact ‘enquiries@camfc.org.uk‘.

The session is taught by a group of experienced, qualified fencing coaches. All of the fencing equipment will be provided.  We try to keep the exertion at a reasonable level and concentrate on fencing technique so people with various levels of fitness can enjoy the classes.  At the end of each lesson there will be opportunity to put what you have learnt into practise by fencing fellow beginners.

What you need to bring

Please bring clean sports shoes and comfortable clothing which covers your legs. You’ll need to be able to freely move and stretch your legs so tracksuit trousers are best. Shorts or skirts should not be worn. You might want to bring a bottle of water.

Beginners Course

Next Beginners Course starts: 25th January 2018 @ Netherhall Upper School Sportshall, Queen Edith’s Way, Cambridge, CB1 8NN

The Beginners Course Runs for 10 weeks on Thursday nights from 8:00pm-9:00pm.  The course is geared towards adults (16+) and we have had participants of all ages from 16 – late 60’s. Younger children should contact the Cambridge Sword, linked at the top of this page.

The course is structured in a way to take you from no fencing experience at all to the ability to conduct a proper fencing match. A general warm-up and stretching session is followed by fencing footwork, technical partner exercises and an opportunity for free fencing.

The course costs £99 or £89 for U18s.  For this you will receive 10 lessons, use of club kit and 4 months club membership, so there will be an opportunity after the course to fence with regular club members, take an Intermediates Course and see whether you want to become a full member.  You can also use this time to try out the different weapons (epeé and sabre).

All sessions and courses are taught by a group of experienced, qualified fencing coaches. All fencing equipment will be provided.  We try to keep the exertion at a reasonable level and concentrate on fencing technique so people with various levels of fitness can enjoy the classes.  At the end of each lesson there will be opportunity to put what you have learnt into practise by fencing fellow beginners.

REGISTRATION OPEN – To register for the taster session please fill in the form here.  You will then be taken to PayPal (deposit is £20).  If you have any problems registering, please contact ‘enquiries@camfc.org.uk‘.

What you need to bring

Please bring clean sports shoes and comfortable clothing which covers your legs. You’ll need to be able to freely move and stretch your legs so tracksuit trousers are best. Shorts or skirts should not be worn. You might want to bring a bottle of water.

Intermediate Sessions

These lessons are aimed at those who have recently completed beginners courses, or those who are looking to get back into fencing or just for those who want to brush up on fencing skills.  The next course starts in January 2018.

These lessons are run by Tony Perity and last 30 mins, between 8.15 and 8.45.

For more details, please contact ‘enquiries@camfc.org.uk‘.