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.
15 November 2018
Dear member/parent, A quick reminder that there will be no fencing this coming Monday (19 November) as the hall is unavailable for hire. On that very note, a final reminder that the Club will also be closed on Monday 17 December for our Christmas meal. At present, however, we have only received deposits for 6 people. We shall not run the meal with any less than 10 confirmed deposits so, if you would like to go - and after all there will be no fencing that evening - then please let us k... [read more]
13 November 2018
Congratulations Steve Bateman who has won the prize as top club member in this months club competition. Full results are [here](http://www.readingfencingclub.net/docs/competitions/clubcomp_2018_11.html).
29 October 2018
A total of 5 fencers from RFC travelled to Newbury for the 2018/19 SR Epee Senior Championships yesterday. In the Women’s Epee event, Ashlee Grainger finished the event in 5th place. In the Men’s Epee event, both Phil Barbasiewicz and Steve Bateman performed well in the two rounds of poules, being seeded 1st and 6th respectively. Jeff Rosenbaum and Matteo Bozzola (the latter having only been fencing for less than 6 months) were knocked out in the last 16. Steve Bateman – the defe... [read more]
24 October 2018
Entries are now open for this event via the Sport80 portal, both for the age group (U12, U14, U16 & U18) and senior categories. As a reminder, the competition takes place on Sunday 4th November 2018. The latest check-in time for all the epee events is 0930 and 1400 for all the sabre events. The venue is Magdalen College, Waynflete Avenue, Brackley, NN13 6FB.
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).
|Normal fencing. Beginners course week 10||Club competition|
|Normal fencing||Improvers group session & normal fencing|
|Christmas dinner (full details TBC) - no fencing||Normal fencing|
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