21 June 2021
A week and a bit ago I asked you to remember to bring extra water to the footwork session due to the heat and humidity… this week, bring a cagoule!
We won’t be doing any sparring afterwards, however, if footballers and rugby players train in the rain, then so can we so the first hour of this evening’s session will go ahead as planned starting just after 7pm this evening. Please make sure you are dressed appropriately (waterproofs optional!) and make sure to fill ou... [read more]
15 June 2021
Virgile has an online system which allows our members to book a 1:1 lesson with him in advance.
His lessons are £12 for c.20 minutes and you can pay either at the time of booking or on the night. Click here to view the booking system; the link will be included in each calendar event.
7 June 2021
Our calendar has been updated for the remaining outdoor sessions, taking place on 14, 21, 28 June and 5 July - before we look forward to resuming indoors on 7 July.
For these indoor sessions please book in advance via the calendar. This will be accessible by the front page (below where you’re reading this) but you can see all the calendar entries here.
25 May 2021
Whilst we aren’t able to meet indoors at Reading Blue Coat School until Wednesday 7 July, in the meantime we will be able to meet outside on the multi-use courts – adjacent to the sports hall where we normally meet.
What you need to know:
- Initially the sessions will run from 7-8pm on Monday evenings;
- The first session will be on Monday 7 June and – subject to weather and attendance levels – will run weekly till our full return to indoor fencing on 7 July;
- Our... [read more]
11 October 2020
As you may recall the Club’s venue, Reading Blue Coat School, remains closed to external hires until the end of October half term at the very earliest.
Meanwhile fencing has resumed in less than half of clubs across the country – unfortunately with some in the other half folding altogether. For Clubs that have re-opened there are strict restrictions in place in a number of areas of operation including social distancing, group sizes of no more than six, track and trace, the use of... [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