Beginners Courses

We run regular introductory courses, which require no previous experience and will give you a real taste for the sport.
Our next course starts on 19 Apr 2018.
Over 6 weeks, you will learn the basic techniques & tactics whilst developing physical fitness & improving mental agility.
You will be introduced to the 3 different weapons - Foil, Epee & Sabre.
On completing the course you will have the opportunity to progress on to one of our intermediate courses or have individual lessons with one of our team of coaches.
Many of our long standing fencers started with one of our beginners courses.

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Cost :  £89

We provide:

Duration : 6 weeks of 60 min training
Bonus: Free week's training after course
Max places : 18
All specialist equipment
Warm-up session : 8pm each Thursday
Full insurance for the duration of your course

All you need:

Comfortable, loose-fitting clothing
Trainers
Something to drink












Date of birth


It is a requirement for insurance that correct equipment is worn whilst fencing. If you do not have your own equipment, please indicate height and / or chest sizes so we can ensure we provide the correct clothing etc during the course.
Adult fencers - Chest size larger than 50"
Junior fencers - Height
Junior fencers - Chest
Please list any medical conditions which may affect your ability to take part in physical exercise (We may require further information.)

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The Small Print

NB: While the beginners’ course should not prove strenuous for most people, SAFC accepts no risk for any injury. If you are concerned about your ability to take part, please contact the club first.
Payment is via PayPal with payments accepted from Debit Cards, Credit Cards or a Paypal account. Checques may be accepted, subject to approval: please email the club secretary if you need to pay by cheque.
Information supplied will be stored on a computer and will only be used by St. Albans Fencing Club.
The course fee is non-refundable or transferable to another course unless due to exceptional circumstances.
You should receive a confirmation email within 24hrs of registering for a course. If you do not, please first check your spam folder, and then email the club secretary.
Please note that it is expected that beginners who continue fencing after the end of the course will join British Fencing to ensure they have their own insurance. They will also purchase a pair of breeches (as little as £25) so as to comply with approved British Fencing safety guidlines neccessary to use the electrical equipment.