About Us

Classes

Fencing takes place, for Adults, Teens and Juniors, on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays in the Territorial Army Centre, St John’s Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 9UU. Please note that there is a security to code to enter the centre, and if you are visiting us for the first time please do email or call in advance, and we will make sure someone is there to meet you.

Please see our Classes page for more details

Who's Who

about us 1Jerry Raj - President

Jerry moved to Tunbridge Wells in 2002 and came with a desire to encourage quality epee fencing in the local area. Jerry, Lucy and his friend Steven Paul hatched a plan to start an epee club in Tunbridge Wells. Jerry is still active on the competitive fencing scene but claims that he peaked in 1983. Jerry is the 2007/08 National Veteran’s association Men’s Epee champion (category 1).

 

 

about us 2Lucy Raj - Club Secretary

Lucy Raj, mum of three, is the driving force behind the club, she collects the funds, arranges classes and generally ensures the smooth running of RTWFC. Recently Lucy has been involved in bringing wheelchair fencing to RTWFC. When not sorting through the endless admin, Lucy teaches pilates in Tunbridge Wells.

 

 

about us 3Steve Paul - Coach
Professor Steven Paul (1954-2019) was a three-time Olympian, three-time National Champion and three-time Australian Champion – a fencing legend! We were lucky to have been able to attract him to the RTWFC as head coach, and we appreciated the exacting standards and inspirational leadership that he brought to the club.

 

 

Paul Beasley - Coach
A Level 3 Epee coach, Paul worked alongside Steve at the club since 2013. From 2016, Paul has been leading our weekday training sessions alongside fellow coaches Chris Higginson and Don Coe, as well as helping 'Prof' run the increasingly popular Sunday morning club session. The former editor of Fighting Fit magazine, Paul also contributed to Steve's seminal Epee Fencing bookazine.