Established Fencers 16+

Young Fencers 11-16

Our Introductory Course 16+
Welcome!  Come Visit!

CdA is a "not for profit" club run by a committe of its members who give their time freely for the betterment of fencing and their love of the sport. There are competitive fencers at the club (including some Internationals) but the general atmosphere on club nights is one of encouragement and respect. Any rivalries that might surface are usually resolved over a post-piste beer!

As a club Registered with British Fencing, we subscribe to the Policies and Guidelines (particularly in respect of Safeguarding, Safety and Diversity) published on the British Fencing website.

Our "Young Zorros"

...are our younger fencers (9-11). Using a series of familar games ("Stuck-in-the-mud", "Grandma's Footsteps", etc) and specific fencing exercises, the children learn the basics of attack/defence and movement

The kit is a specially designed foil and fencing mask in brightly coloured plastic. This means that while the fencers experience the "reality" of fencing and safety is not compromised, the children do not need the bulky protective equipment that standard fencing requires. Not only does this hasten the kitting up process (resulting in more time fencing!) but also avoids the potential over-heating problem that youngsters (with their smaller heat-dissipating surface area) often experience in sport.

This programme operates termly and costs £130. Please contact us for availability of places or pop in to see what we are about!