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 12th January at 10am and Monday 13th January 2020 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 £9 and the course lasts for 11 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 12th January and the finishing date 29th March (please note that we’re closed on 16th February). Monday classes will take place from 6.30–7.30pm; the start date is 13th January and the finishing date is 30th March (please note that we’re closed on 17th February).

Coach: Chris Higginson, BFA Level 2 epee coach

Cost: The course fees are £99 (£9 per session for 11 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 (please note that we’re in the process of opening a new bank account)