Adult / Teen Beginners course

If you prefer individual pursuits to team sports, or find exercise more fun if it engages your brain as well as your body, or you simply fancy a new challenge, then fencing could be just the thing for you to try in 2020. A traditional sport of quick reflexes and tactical thinking, fencing will stimulate your mind and fire up your fitness. And what better place to learn than a friendly, popular club with members of all ages!

Royal Tunbridge Wells Fencing Club is starting a new epee fencing course for adults and teenagers at 7.30pm on Thursday 9th January 2020. Epee – one of the three weapons used in modern fencing – is a great weapon to start with as there are no tricky rules and no limit to the target area.

Each session will consist of a general warm-up, reaction games, footwork, technical exercises and the opportunity to duel with other class members. All equipment is provided, just wear tracksuit bottoms and trainers – and bring a drink (a water cooler is available – but please do bring a reusable drinks bottle).

If you wish, you can pay for the first session as a taster then decide if you’d like to commit to the full course. Each session costs £9 and the course lasts for 11 weeks. (See below for payment details.)

To book your place or ask questions, please email:

Course information

Location: Territorial Army Centre, St John’s Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 9UU

Course: Classes will take place from 7.30–8.30pm. The start date is Thursday 9th January and the finishing date is 26th March; the course runs for 11 weeks. Please note that there is no class on 20th February due to half term.

Coach: Chris Higginson, BFA Level 2 epee coach

Cost: The course fee is £99.00 (£9 per session)

Payments may be made via:

  • Cash (in an envelope, with the pupil’s name on the front); or
  • Cheque made payable to RTW F/C; or
  • By bank transfer (please note that we are in the process of opening a new bank account)