Children's Beginners Workshop Knightsbridge

Dear Parent/Student,


Hello everyone! It is our pleasure to introduce ourselves and the amazing sport of fencing.


Join 2-time European Champion Gabriella Hopka-Varga in an 15-week fun but intensive beginner's fencing course. No experience needed - just a whole lot of energy and enthusiasm! Get fit & learn the solid foundation of fencing - posture, positions, footwork plus the added benefits of strength conditioning routines.

Eligibility: All children ages 5 to 12 years old are welcome. No prior experience required. Children with less than 1 year's worth of fencing experience are also welcome.


ABOUT FENCING: Not only is fencing a beautiful and elegant sport by the nature of it’s movements, it is also a very broad discipline as it teaches your MIND & BODY to work together. One learns to think and move fast. It also challenges your reaction time against your opponent so you learn to make decisions very quickly – otherwise, you get hit! And THAT is an invaluable life skill. The techniques can be taught and learned slowly and methodically, allowing a fencer to develop a good memory and gain patience and perseverance along the way.

Diamond Blade Fencing Club



Dates: Tuesdays, 4.30pm - 5.30pm: Sep 3, 10, 17, 24; Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Nov 5, 12, 19, 26; Dec 3, 10

Cost: £40 / sessions = £600

We have a maximum intake of 16 fencers. 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. 

Provider: Diamond Blade Fencing Club

Venue: St Columba's Church of Scotland, London, Pont Street, SW1X 0BD

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

Contact: Gabriella Hopka-Varga (Head Coach)

Sheryl Chiu-Sosnov (Club Welfare Officer)

Mobile: 07584906651

PaymentBACS (Direct Bank Transfer)

Cost: £75/full day and £40/half day

Account Name: Diamond Blade Ltd.

Sort Code: 60-12-13

Account Number: 31840620

Reference:  SH + Surname

All our coaches are:

  • First-aid trained

  • British Fencing Association members

  • Fully insured

  • DBS checked

  • Certified in Child Protection & Safeguarding

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.