23 January 2022
John Llewellyn will be taking individual lessons on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 till 9pm. You can book in advance and this will start this coming Wednesday.
John is working on a Webpage for bookings but until this is up and running, please contact John by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a lesson time. Lessons are 20 minutes and cost £12. You can also book a block of 4 lessons which costs £40.
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3 January 2022
Welcome to 2022. We re-open after the festive break on Wednesday 5 January.
Please note that the sports hall is unavailable on a few nights this month (10th, 12th and 24th) so for those nights we will meet in Wey Hall which is a couple minutes’ walk away. Click here to see it on a map. Scroll down and Wey Hall is #9 (Sports Hall is #1). Please park in the usual car park).
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13 December 2021
Virgile is currently away so please note that our group lessons - Mondays for U18s and Wednesdays for all - will not take place again till January.
23 November 2021
The club will be holding Xmas drinks on Wednesday 1 December and you (over 18’s only!) are welcome to come along for drink or more.
We will be in Zero Degrees - in central Reading for those who don’t know it - from 6pm onwards.
Hopefully see you there!
15 November 2021
Please note that our last night of fencing for 2021 will be on Monday 20 December 2021.
The club will re-open as normal from Wednesday 5 January 2022.
Our beginners course is open to people of all ages from 9 upwards. It is a structured set of 10 lessons over 10 weeks that will finish with taking the internationally recognised Grade 1 Épée Assessment.
The courses are suitable for complete beginners and cover the basic fencing skills and even the 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 (at additional cost) plus junior sessions and footwork classes that are free to RFC members.
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