Junior Beginners courses

Great news! Royal Tunbridge Wells Fencing Club is running two new beginners epee course for children aged 6-13, which start on Sunday 8th September at 10am and Monday 9th September 2019 at 6.30pm.

Whether you’re quick of limb or fast of thought, learning to fence will stimulate your brainbox in fiendishly fun ways. Of the three swords used in the modern sport of fencing, the epee is a brilliant weapon to start with as there are no tricky rules and no limit to the target area – so, ultimately, you’ll be able to hit your opponent almost anywhere you like!

Each session will consist of a general warm-up, footwork, technical exercises and sword fights! All equipment is provided, just wear tracksuit bottoms and trainers – and bring a drink (a water cooler is available, but rather than use the plastic cups we’d prefer you to bring your own reusable sports bottle).

If you’re not sure if you want to commit to the whole course before even trying the sport, that’s no problem: just pay for first ‘taster’ session then see how you feel. The cost per session is £8 and the course lasts for 14 weeks.

To book your place, or ask questions, please email: rtwfencingclub@gmail.com.


Course information

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

Course: Sunday classes will take place from 10-1130am; the start date is 8th September and the finishing date 15th December (please note that we’re closed on 20th October & 10th November). Monday classes will take place from 6.30–7.30pm; the start date is 9th September and the finishing date is 16th December (please note that we’re closed on 21st October).

Coach: Chris Higginson, BFA Level 2 epee coach

Cost: The Monday course fees are £112 (£8.00 per session for 14 weeks), and the Sunday course fees are £104 (£8.00 per session for 13 weeks)

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 to: The Royal Tunbridge Wells Fencing Club, Account number 03045237
    Sort Code 30-98-77.