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Edinburgh Fencing Club

Open Training Sessions

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 19:00–21:45
Ages: 10+

These open sessions are for anyone who already knows how to fence. Footwork is at 19:15 at both sessions, followed by free fencing on the box. We have fencers in all three weapons: foil, épée and sabre. 

You can also take a private lesson from one of our coaches during the open training sessions.

If you take one of our classes and would like to come along to the open training sessions, just ask your coach if you are ready.


The club has a limited amount of fencing kit available for fencers to borrow at no extra costs.
You will need to wear a t-shirt, tracksuit trousers and indoor trainers or fencing shoes. No shorts or muddy shoes!
If you are fencing on the electric box, you need to wear certified 350 newton tracksuit trousers or fencing breeches.

Junior Fencing Classes

Junior Foil and Sabre Class (Summer Break: Last session 26 June 2019, Classes resume 21 August 2019)
Wednesdays, 18:00–19:30

Ages: 17 and under

Wednesday night is Juniors' night. Don McKenzie and Andy Alderman run a foil and sabre class for anyone under the age of 17. After a joined warm-up and footwork session, the class splits in foilists and sabreurs for the weapon specific fencing training.

Parents are welcome to come along with their furture fencers to meet the coaching team and talk about how the sessions work. For new fencers we recommend starting with a Beginners Course (see below) before joining the class as a club member.

Junior Sabre Class (This class is currently full)
Thursday, 19:00–20:30
Ages: 10-16

This fun and action-packed class is for beginners and intermediate sabreurs alike. Working with Naomi Farmer, you play some games to warm-up, learn how to chase down your opponent (and run away!) during the footwork session, practice how to score points in the blade skills and tactics session, and finally put your new skills to use as you challenge your classmates to fence.


Beginners Fencing Courses

We offer beginners courses for children and adults. These courses give you all the basic skills you need to get started with fencing and introduces you to the club before becoming a full member. All kit for the courses will be provided.
The Beginners Courses are coached by
Alex McLeod. If you are interested or have any questions regarding the courses, please get in touch via email: or see coach Alex at the club during the Wednesday junior classes.

Kids Beginners Course
Wednesdays, 18:00–20:00
Ages: 8-16

Autumn Term: 14th August 2019 to 11th September 2019
Spring Term: 8th January 2020 to 5th Februry 2020

The 5 weeks course costs £50 and includes a £15 voucher for kit from the fencing equipment provider Allstar UK. During the sessions the new fencers get introduced to the junior class fencers and join them for their warm-up and footwork session.

Edinburgh Fencing Club adult beginner class

Adults Beginners Course
Thursday, 19:00–21:00
Ages: 16+

Autumn Term: 19th September 2019 to 7th November 2019
Spring Term: 16th January 2020 to 5th March 2020

The course costs £99 and includes a £15 voucher for kit from the fencing equipment provider Allstar UK as well as entry into your first competition. The course covers fencing basics through structured training, games and matches. You will be hitting your new fencing friends within the first hour.
We provide all the kit needed for the course and competition.

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

Adult Novices
Thursdays 19:30–20:30
Ages: 16+

Between the beginners course coach Alex runs novice training sessions for anyone looking to improve their fencing. The sessions are run as a group lesson or individual lessons, previous experince of fencing is required to take part in these sessions, please email Coach Alex for futher information.

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