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Beginners' Fencing Classes

Fancy getting fit this year? Want to try something new? Whether you're a budding athlete or a wannabe Jedi, sign up to a fencing beginners class with Edinburgh Fencing Club. We have dedicated classes for children and adults, and we provide all the kit you'll need.

When you come to your class, please wear full-length tracksuit trousers and non-marking trainers, and we suggest you bring a water bottle – fencing is thirsty work.

Children's Fencing Classes


Wednesdays: Foil Beginners' Classes with Alex

Ages: 8–15

Price: £50 for five weeks

Summer term: 24th April 2019 to 22nd May 2019

Autumn term: 14th August 2019 to 11th September 2019

Spring term: 8th January 2020 to 5th February 2020

Our beginners classes are perfect for children aged 8 to 15 who have no fencing experience or are transitioning from plastic fencing. Working with our experienced coaches, you'll learn everything you need to know, from holding your sword to fencing full bouts. Every session includes a warm-up, games and lots of fencing! Once you have completed the beginners' class, you'll be ready to join the club as a member of the cadet class. The course also includes a £15 voucher towards your first peice of kit from Allstar, together worth £70 for just £50!

To book into a class, email Coach Alex:

Thursdays: Sabre with Naomi

Time: 7pm to 8.30pm

Ages: 10–17

Price: £25 per month for junior club membership (includes all classes and sessions)

Our Thursday sabre class runs a rolling intake for new starts. Just turn up and Coach Naomi will make sure you know the basics before throwing you in at the deep end to get you fencing from your very first night. Every session includes a warm-up, 'four minutes of hell' fitness session, footwork, sabre skills and lots of fencing!

If you have any questions about the Thursday Sabre Class, email Naomi on

Adult Beginner Classes

Thursdays: Foil with Alex

Summer: 18th April 2019 to 6th June 2019

Autumn: 19th September 2019 to 7th November 2019

Christmas:  16th January 2020 to 5th March 2020

Ages: 16+

Price: £95 for 8 weeks of classes, £15 voucher for your first item of kit and entry into your first competition: a £120 value 

Working with Coach Alex, you'll learn all you need to know to enter your first competition through structured training, fun fencing games and lots of fencing matches to test your skills against your classmates. Each class also includes a warm up and fitness session. Once you've completed the course, we'll enter you into your first competition (which isn't as scary as it sounds).

To sign up, email Coach Alex:

Student review

"The classes and the way you structured them was excellent; giving us an opportunity to try a bit of everything. Your true enthusiasm for fencing shines out like a beacon. I really enjoyed those classes" -  Louise

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