Knightsbridge

St Columba's Church of Scotland

London, SW1X 0BD

Pont Street

Hampstead

The Village School Hampstead, 2 Parkhill Rd

London, NW3 2YN

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FENCER-CISE with us!
5-Week Adults' 
Intensive Fencing Workshop

Join our 5-week intensive but FUN beginner's fitness workout - with swords! No experience needed - just a whole lot of energy and enthusiasm! Get fit and learn the solid foundations of fencing - posture, positions, footwork plus the added benefits of strength and conditioning routines.

We keep out class sizes small (8-10)  in order to give maximum attention to each individual. This will be on a first come, first served basis. Your place will only be confirmed after we have received BOTH registration form and payment. See registration & payment details below. 

THE PROGRAM

Week 1:

Warm up

Engarde position

Step forward, backward, lunge, step forward lunge

Keep the distance

Kit up

How to hold the foil

Hit direct

Hit with step forward

Hit with lunge

Fence with partner (no parries) 

Week 2:

Warm up

footwork basic + Ballestra forward-, backward

Keep the distance

Kit up

Parries: quarte and sixte 

Quarte bit attack

Talk about the rules in foil

Fence

 

Week 3:

Warm up

Footwork basic + cross steps

Parries: octave and septime 

Bit-disengage attack

Fence

 

Week 4:

Warm up 

footwork

Faint disengage

Bit disengage

Practice parries

 

Week 5:

Warm up

Footwork

Parry riposte contra parry ripost

Parry riposte with disengage

SOME BENEFITS OF FENCING

INCREASED FOCUS • BOOST CONFIDENCE • HELPS WITH CONCENTRATION
• BUILDS ATHLETICISM • IMPROVES BALANCE & COORDINATION
• WORKS ON MENTAL & PHYSICAL STRENGTH & DEXTERITY
• PROMOTES SPORTSMANSHIP

Eligibility: Everyone is welcome. Adults who want to get fit, shape up and have tons of fun while learning to love and enjoy the beautiful art of sword fighting!

Dates:  Feb 29; Mar 7, 14, 21, 28

• Intermediate to Advanced: 9:30-10:30  (electric fencing, some equipment provided, details can be discussed with us)

• Beginners 10:30-11:30 (steam equipment provided)

Cost: £100 (£20/session)

Payment: BACS (Direct Bank Transfer)

Account Name: Diamond Blade Ltd.

Sort Code: 60-12-13

Account Number: 31840620

Reference:  5WKADULT+ Surname

Provider: Diamond Blade Fencing Club

Venue: The Village School - 2 Parkhill Road NW3 2YN

Attire: shirts, sports leggings/trousers, trainers with socks; bring a full water bottle 

Contact: Gabriella Hopka-Varga (Head Coach)

Email: diamondbladefencing@gmail.com 

Mobile: 07596663302

Contact: Sheryl Chiu-Sosnov (Club Welfare Officer)

Mobile: 07584906651

Fencing foundation techniques, footwork and bladework make up the core focus of this workshop

Cancellations and refunds: Our sessions are planned for a limited number of students. For this reason, we regret that fees are not refundable once a course has started and that no partial refund can be granted for classes not attended. Diamond Blade Fencing Club cannot accept any responsibility for unforeseen changes in students' circumstances that may prevent attendance. Please consider your personal commitments and circumstances that may prevent attendance before enrolment as missed classes cannot be taken at another time. 

All our coaches are:

  • First-aid trained

  • British Fencing Association members

  • Fully insured

  • DBS checked

  • Certified in Safeguarding & Administration of First Aid