14 June 2019
RFC's 2019 AGM will be held on Wednesday 17th July, starting at 1930. Normal fencing will resume after the AGM has ended. There will be elections held for the various club positions and you can submit your nomination forms in advance, or even put yourself forward on the night.
6 June 2019
The University of Hertfordshire are looking to recruit fencers for a research study this summer. The main aim of the study is whether cooling interventions between DE fights can improve/maintain fencing performance. The study would require 3 visits to the university of Hertfordshire's Human Performance Testing Centre. They are looking for: Male epee fencers aged between 18-50. For taking part in the research fencers will receive £20 in Amazon Vouchers upon completing all 3 trials, and... [read more]
28 May 2019
Congratulations Gregor Macleod who wins the prize in this months club competition. The full results can be found here.
14 May 2019
Check us out - Lewie Jackson and Alain Barbasiewicz on BBC Radio Berks earlier this evening. Click here to go direct to the podcast and listen online. We are pretty much bang on 2hrs in (2:06:26 to be precise):
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Our beginners course is open to people of all ages from 9 upwards. It is a structured set of 8 lessons over 8 weeks that will finish with taking the internationally recognised Grade 1 Épée Assessment.
The immediately course specially designed by our international Olympic fencers and runs over 5 weeks. It delivers more advanced techniques ranging from tactics to sports psychology. It will put you in perfect shape for joining the club as a fun member. Training does not finish there, one-to-one training with our dedicated coaches is available.
The club meets twice a week all year round at Blue Coats School in Reading.
Wednesday is the main club night with around 12 pistes for adults and 2 pistes for juniors. One-to-one lessons are available with our dedicated coaches. We are also connected to PBT and other fencing businesses which provided discounted equipment.
Once a month our club runs a competition so you can see how you are improving. The club regularly attends a variety of junior and senior level competitions around the country.
It is no co-incidence that Reading Fencing club is the best in the region. Our club of 100 members is run by ex-international fencers of all ages.
"Fencing is an excellent sport to improve lower body strength and speed, as well as hand-eye coordination, Fencing also develops agility and flexibility and is probably most similar to many of the martial arts in terms of the collection of skills it requires." Jason Rogers, Olympic Silver Medalist