FENCER-CISE with us!
Adults' Intensive Fencing Workshop
Join our 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) 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.
FIRST 5 WEEKS PROGRAM
Step forward, backward, lunge, step forward lunge
Keep the distance
How to hold the foil
Hit with step forward
Hit with lunge
Fence with partner (no parries)
footwork basic + Ballestra forward-, backward
Keep the distance
Parries: quarte and sixte
Quarte bit attack
Talk about the rules in foil
Footwork basic + cross steps
Parries: octave and septime
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: Jan: 26; Feb: 2, 9, 16, 23; Mar: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
• Mixed abilities 19:00-20:00 (steam equipment provided)
Cost: £300 (£30/session)
Trial Session: £30
Payment: BACS (Direct Bank Transfer)
Account Name: Diamond Blade Ltd.
Sort Code: 60-12-13
Account Number: 31840620
Reference: ADULT + 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)
Contact: Sheryl Chiu-Sosnov (Club Welfare Officer)
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:
British Fencing Association members
Certified in Safeguarding & Administration of First Aid