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2017 Beginners' 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.

Children's Fencing Classes

Ages: 9–15

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

Wednesdays: Foil and Sabre with Don and Andy

Time: 6pm to 8pm

Thursdays: Sabre with Naomi and Felicia

Time: 7pm to 8.30pm

Our beginners classes are perfect for children aged 9 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 hitting your opponent. Every session includes a warm-up, games and lots of fencing! Please wear full-length tracksuit trousers and non-marking trainers, and we suggest you bring a water bottle – fencing is thirsty work.

If you have any questions, email us on and Naomi or Don will get back to you.

Our first classes in 2017 are on 11 and 12 of January, and we welcome new starts throughout the term.

Adult Beginner Classes


Thursdays: Foil with Alex

Dates: Thursday nights, from 13th July to 31st August

Ages: 16+

Price: £99 for 9 weeks of classes, your own fencing glove to keep, Scottish Fencing starter membership and entry into your first competition: a £120 value (payable in advance).

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:

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