Epee Night is Back!

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Exciting news!

Starting on October 18th, and every third Thursday of the month will see an epée coach return to the club.

On Epee night, Lajos Fazekas, Level 4 Epee coach (as well as Sabre and Pentathlon coach), will join us for warm up and epee lessons.

All other weapons will continue normally and can be fenced on Epee nights too but there will not be a foil coach available.

See you at practice!

Beginner Course Starting Soon

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Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to talk about fencing all day long? with all your friends?

We think so too! We have a beginner course starting September 27th that would be perfect for any friends or family that wishes to get started!

The course will run for 8 weeks and cover

  • Stance – en garde, advance, retire, thrust and lunge 
  • Direct attack
  • How to defend
  • Practice Poule Unique match
  • Discovery night – Armory 101, Epee & Saber introduction
  • “Novice Competition” – Beginners are team captains…

It’s a fun way to discover the sport in a welcome and friendly club so if you know anyone who hasn’t fenced before or who wants to brush up on their skills, visit our shop and let the fun begin!

 

Armorer 101

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Fencing Nerd Alert!

Thursday 20th of September we will not be fencing (the hall is closed), but we will be hosting an Armorer 101 evening!

It will be hosted at the Tennis Club, Waverley Road, St Albans, AL3 5PA, from 8pm to 10pm.

It is free for quarterly paying members of the club, 7£ for everyone else.

Come join us to learn everything you always wanted to know about your weapons!

Open Air 2018: And the winners are….

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Another year, another resounding success for the open air! Over 30 fencers, sunny and breezy late summer day, great food…

But don’t just take our words for it:

“On behalf of everyone who came and fenced thank you for organising a brilliant day.”

“Thank you for a well-run and rewarding event. Thanks to all the St Albans fencers who worked to make the day a success, and also for making me feel welcome.”

“Thank you for organising this event, great competition, nice people, Lovely day.”

 

Without further ado, here are the champions!

 

Saber Results. Tamas Vurju takes the gold!
Epee Results. Peter Moore takes the gold two years in a row!
Foil results. Austen Rose takes it home!
Our best novice goes to our own Alex Gordon!
Melanie Rabier wins the Ladies Foil. And Coach Andy is pretty excited about it.
We also awarded the club ladder for the past quarter. Simon Caruana is the winner, followed by Jake and Alex! Well done!
Master At Arms was awarded to Jake Kirkham for his performance in all 3 weapons. A long day of fencing indeed!
And finally, a special notes for our Chairman, James Bird, and all the volunteers who helped organize and pack up on the day! We all wish we looked this stylish fencing…

 

We hope you all had fun and enjoyed the day. If you have any feedback or pictures you’d like to share do not hesitate to contact us on our website or via Facebook.

To another great year of fencing! See you next year!

Open Air Breakfast and Borrowing Kit

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Calling all participants to the Open Air this Sunday!
Please note, if you need to borrow kit from the club for the event, please do so this week at practice (don’t forget to note down what you borrow).
Finally, we are always looking for helping hands, starting at 8.30am to set-up… breakfast will be provided!
See you at practice!