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Prof. Steve Paul – Epee Fencing

Prof. Steve Paul is our Head Coach, to find out more about his book, Epee Fencing, please click below

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Classes & Courses

We run Classes on Sunday mornings and Monday and Thursday evenings. Please click below for more details.

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Neale Thomas joins The Royal Tunbridge Wells Fencing Club

The Royal Tunbridge Wells Fencing Club is very happy to announce the appointment of Maitre Neale Thomas to the Coaching staff

Neale started fencing in 1971 under Prof Alf Mallard, competing regularly at schoolboy level for a few years in three weapons.  Having given up the sport through his university days it wasn’t until his 30’s he was bitten with the bug again and returned to the sport.  He competed on the Senior World Cup circuit and at the Commonwealth Championships in Malaysia 1998 & Australia in 2002.

When he stopped competing in 2003, he was asked to coach at a local club in Wimbledon.  His children started fencing and he eventually joined the cadet & junior GB coaching team.  In 2010/11 he joined the FIE coach education program & trained under Octavian Zidaru in Zagreb and Budapest, gaining his FIE Maitre D’Armes.  He is a BF level 5 registered Epee coach.

He has coached numerous fencers to Cadet & Junior World & European Championship level, his own children making ten Junior European & World Championships alone, and Gareth making a L16 finish at Junior Worlds.  From 2013 to 2016 was involved with the BF program as GB Talent coach.

Today he is a full time professional coach, coaching Fencers and Pentathletes in Epee at various clubs & schools through Surrey & the south east.

Neale will be running the Sunday session and working primarily with the Teenager and Adult members in preparation for competitions .We look forward to a fruitful and successful term under his tutelage.


British Youth Championships 2016 – Results

British Youth Championships 2016

British Youth Championships 2016 - Sheffield

Under 14 Boys

25th Piero Steiner
39th Harry Couchman

Under 18 Boys

2nd James Russell

Another brilliant result for James and great experience for Piero and Harry who were both competing in their first BYC. Well done boys and thank you to everyone involved in organising such a great event.

Full results here

British Youth Championships 2016

British Youth Championships 2016 - Harry and Piero

May Competitions

British Youth Championships 30th April - 1st May

Full details can be found here 

LPJS Ashton 21st May

Entry details can be found here 

3rd Leon Paul Cadet Open 28th May

Entry details can be found here 

Luton Open 28th May

Entry details can be found here 

A full competition calendar can be found on our Competitions page.

Piero Bronze

Young Hoskyns Bronze

Young Hoskyns 2016

Piero competed in the 2016 Young Hoskyns event in Kidderminster yesterday. This was strong event with 21 fencers, so well done to Piero for collecting Bronze. 


Invicta Open

Invicta Open - James Russell 2nd

James Russell 2nd



Invicta Open - James Russell 2nd

James Russell takes Silver (his eighth in 12 months) at the Invicta Senior Open. He also received medals for Best U20 and Best Kent Fencer... and a beer mug bearing the image of his Coach!


Full results are available here


Details of upcoming competitions can be found here

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