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.
4 February 2019
31 January 2019
Another reminder that the club will be closed on Monday 4th February, as shown on our calendar.
21 January 2019
Fancy some free practice and a free lunch? A final reminder of our demo at Reading train station next Saturday, 26 January. We will principally have two activities: A dedicated piste on which Club members can fence each other, with ongoing commentary by another member. (I’ll also bring my coaching jacket for anyone who wants a free lesson!) Other members available to talk to members of the public, supervising them play with foam sabres, answering questions, giving out flyers et... [read more]
14 January 2019
A total of 8 fencers from RFC (Alain Barbasiewicz, Lewie Jackson, David Hillier, Steven Bateman, Philippe Barbasiewicz, Ashlee Grainger, Niall Maynard, Dan White and William Hoodless) travelled to the Aldershot Open – hosted at the Army’s School of Physical Training – for the first major competition of the new year. Ashlee Grainger was eliminated in the L32 of the Women’s Epee, losing by just one hit, 15-14, in a closely fought match. In a field of 77 fencers in the Men’s Epee ev... [read more]
20 December 2018
A return match against Egham and Morley will be hosted by RFC on Wednesday 27 February 2019. Fencing will start at 1930. This is open to all fencers and if you are interested in this, please either email us or speak to Phil at the club.
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