Fencing - A Modern Youth Sport
We want as many Boys and Girls to try the sport of fencing . We have weekly training sessions in Sawbridgeworth and Bishops Stortford.
Bishops Stortford (Birchwood High) Wednesday 18.30-20.00
Sawbridgeworth (Leventhorpe Leisure Centre) Saturday 14.00 to 16.00
We also organise taster sessions in local schools and youth groups. More information on fencing for parents is set out below. Contact us now for information on starting to fence.
More information on youth fencing is below.
Fencing training provides good aerobic and anaerobic exercise and conditioning. It's also good for flexibility and coordination. Fencing is not only physically challenging it's a workout for the mind too. You need concentration and mental discipline to do well.
Fencing is a fast, exciting and athletic sport like 'active chess' that keeps both body and mind fit. There are many benefits from regularly practicing fencing. Learning the skills of attacking and defending with the sabre helps develop good co-ordination, balance and flexibility which makes fencing training an ideal means of keeping fit for all ages and abilities.
Children were traditionally taught to use a sword from a young age and this is a tradition that continues in modern fencing clubs today.
Starting to Fence
During our introductory courses new fencers will be introduced to the basic techniques of sabre fencing, including blade work for attack and defense, footwork, safety and the theory of fencing. We ensure that we provide a safe and fun environment to train.
All participants will receive professional coaching and be provided with all necessary fencing equipment. All of our coaches are professionally qualified and insured to teach fencing.
For those who wish to train and compete seriously we provide structured coaching and support at competitions. Some of our fencers have trained and achieved National and International success.