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2018 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.

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: 9–15

Price: £45 for five weeks

Spring term 1

10th January to 7th February

Spring term 2

21st February to March 21st

Summer term

18th April to 16th May

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! Once you have completed the beginners' class, you'll be ready to join the club as a member of the cadet class. The course includes your own glove to keep and your first year of Scottish Fencing membership: worth £70 for just £45!

To book into a class, email Coach Alex:

Thursdays: Sabre with Naomi and Felicia

Time: 7pm to 8.30pm

Ages: 9–15

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 Coaches Naomi and Felicia 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

Dates: to find out when the next class is running and to sign up, email Coach Alex:

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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