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Training at Edinburgh Fencing Club

Edinburgh Fencing Club

Open Training Sessions

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

These open sessions are for anyone who already knows how to fence. Footwork is at 19:20 at both sessions, followed by free fencing on the box. We have fencers in all three weapons: foil, épée and sabre.

You can also use this time to take a private lesson from one of our coaches.

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

Fencing Classes

Foil and sabre cadets
Wednesdays, 18:00–20:00
Ages: 10–17

Wednesday night is kids’ night! Don Mackenzie and Andy Alderman run foil and sabre classes for anyone under the age of 18. They’ll look after you until you’re ready to train with the seniors. Before your first session, parents are welcome pop in with their future fencers to meet the coaching team and talk about how the sessions work: just email Donnie to check times.

Coach Alex is running a series of 5 week Kids Beginners Courses for the 2018/19 season

Autumn term 2

24th October to 21st November

Spring term 1

9th January 2019 to 6th February

Summer term

24th April to 22nd May

The course includes your own glove to keep and your first year of Scottish Fencing membership, all together worth £70 for just £50! The course will give you all the basic skills you need to get started with fencing, introduce you to the club and all the other fencers you'll be training with when you join the cadet class.

If you'd like to join, please Email Alex:


Junior sabre class

Thursdays, 19:00–20:30
Ages: 10–15

This fun and action-packed class is perfect for complete beginners up to intermediate sabreurs. Working with Naomi Farmer, you'll play some games to warm up, learn how to chase down your opponent (and run away!) during the footwork class and get the technical skills you need to score points with the blade skills and tactics session. And then it's time to put your new skills to use as you pick up your sabres and challenge your classmates to fence.

Adult Beginners
Thursdays, 19.00–21.00
Ages: 16+

Edinburgh Fencing Club adult beginner class

The adult beginner courses for the 2018/19 season are:

Christmas:  17th January 2019 to 7th March 2019

Summer: 18th April 2019 to 6th June 2019

The course includes Beginner’s membership with Scottish Fencing and entry into your first competition all worth £110 for only £95. The course will cover fencing basics through structured training, games and matches. You'll be hitting your new fencing friends within the first 30 minutes and we build on the concepts introduced on the first session through out the rest of the course.

We provide all the kit you'll need for the course and competitions. Have any questions or want to sign up? Email Alex now:

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.

Too young for our classes?

If you're keen to start fencing but you're not 10 yet, we can sometimes stretch to kids aged 8 or 9, depending on the class. Send us an email and we can let you know if we can fit you in.

Otherwise, we have close links with Fencing is Fun, who run plastic fencing classes for kids from primary 1 to primary 7. In fact, a number of our fencers are also FiF coaches. Check out the Fencing is Fun website here to find a class near you!

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