RFC is one of the biggest fencing clubs in the UK. We have a number of strong fencers but the Club also has a good social atmosphere, perfect for those just wanting a bit of fun and exercise away from the gym.
9 October 2018
Congratulations Alain Barbasiewicz who has won the prize in this months club competition. Full results are [here](http://www.readingfencingclub.net/docs/competitions/clubcomp_2018_10.html).
8 October 2018
A team of 4 fencers from RFC (Alain Barbasiewicz, Lewie Jackson, Veronika Rogers and George Swain) travelled to Egham Fencing Club for a three-way match with Egham and Morley last Friday. The RFC team included fencers who had only been fencing less than 6 months but there was a solid performance overall, with the RFC team winning two out of three matches. RFC won their first match against Egham ‘B’ 45-30, before losing a tight match with Egham ‘A’ 40-45. RFC finished the evening w... [read more]
2 October 2018
RFC’s 2018 Xmas Dinner will take place on **Monday 17th December at the Thames Lido restaurant, starting at 1930**. The address of the venue is shown below. Please note there is no car parking available at the venue, but there are car parks nearby. The venue is a less than 10 minute walk from the train station. Thames Lido Napier Road Reading RG1 8FR If you would like to attend, then you need to take pay a £15 deposit to RFC by Wednesday 14th November (see our website for detail... [read more]
2 October 2018
Phil Barbasiewicz wins the first club competition of the year. The full results can be found [here.](http://www.readingfencingclub.net/docs/competitions/clubcomp_2018_09.html)
2 September 2018
Some upcoming local adult (over 13) competitions. All friendly and have been won by Reading fencers before. [The Hampshire Open ](https://www.southhampshirefencing.co.uk/hampshire-open/) 29/9/2018 [The Bedford Open](https://bedfordfencingclub.co.uk/bedford-open) 7/10/18 [Southern Region Championships](http://southernfencing.org.uk/) 28/10/2018 website no updated yet [The Sussex Open](http://www.sussexfencing.org/index.php/component/jlticketcenter/tickets/43) 3/11/2018 [The Berks, ... [read more]
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