The Blades Club
Olympic Fencing - Beginners Course

This is not a Fencing 4 Fun session. This is the original discipline of modern Olympic Fencing. For more details on Fencing 4 Fun sessions. << click here >>

Olympic Fencing is one of the most exciting modern sports. It is a more effective way to burn calories and keep fit than an aerobics class. It is also a lot more fun and challenging than the gym.

The Olympic sport of fencing is very skillful and helps you develop a range of physical and mental skills. It is very technical, challenging, enjoyable and great for maintaining a healthy lifestyle through regular participation. Once you have learned all the required skills you can continue to practise it as a recreational activity or competitively. The choice is then yours. But first you need the patience to learn.

To get started, you simply book onto a Beginner course and move on from there. But if there is anything you are not sure about or what beginner course is best for you then we strongly advise you to book our special introduction to Olympic fencing mini-course first. <<more information>>

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How to start
First you need to do this simple course designed for a complete novice. This is a relaxed course giving you an introduction to fencing. You will learn your basic moves step by step in well structured sessions and an easy to follow syllabus. After finishing this course you will know your basics and will be ready to learn the more advanced actions and then move on to join regular club sessions and have a full fencing match.

Venue: 229 Great Portland Street, W1.
Requirements: All Kit provided. All you need is trainers, a bottle of water and some loose clothing.

Choose a course

1) The Exclusive Course
Mondays from (9:30 to 10:30pm)
This course runs over four weeks, 1 hour per class, a total of four hours. This is a gentle course which is ideal for anyone who has never fenced before. This course is designed to have more one-on-one teaching. The numbers are limited to very small groups, which makes this course almost like an exclusive private class. The cost of four 1 hour private lessons is £240. But this will give you all the advantages of a private course for a lot less. This is a low intensity course suitable for anyone who wants to build their fitness slowly and for those who like things slow and in small portions.

Cost: £95 special promotion (Standard fee £165)

2) The Intensive Course
Thursdays from (6:30 to 8:00pm)
This course runs over four weeks, 1.5 hours per class, a total of six hours. This is a more demanding course which will get you to learn and improve faster. This is a larger size course with fast pace suitable for those who are more active and want to progress quickly. Although this course is designed for the absolute beginner, this course is more physically demanding and is only suitable for those with some fitness ability. If you are unsure whether you have the fitness level required for attending this course you can book a free fitness test and we will advise you accordingly.

Cost: £95 (Group Booking £65)

Booking is very easy.
1) Register your details: << Register Here >>
2) Call to pay: 07779 123 715
(Make sure you have the date of your course and your card details ready when you call

Not sure yet?
> Order your free information pack << Order Here >>
> Book for the Introduction Session << More Info. >>

Refresher Course
If you have fenced before or have done this course already check details on Refresher Course.

Course Dates 2012 / 2013
All courses are run at our Great Portland Street centre
229 Great Portland Street. London W1. << MAP >>
(tube: Great Portland Street & Regents Park).
Booking is strictly in advance.
Intensive Course

Thursday (18:30-20:00), 4 weeks

18 Jul 13 Full Booking Closed
22 Aug 13 Full Booking Closed
19 Sep 13 Full Booking Closed
24 Oct 13 Full Booking Closed
21 Nov 13 Full Booking Closed
09 Jan 14 Full Booking Closed
06 Feb 14 Full Booking Closed
06 Aug 14 Full Booking Closed
25 Sep 14 Half full Booking Open
Exclusive Course

Monday (21:30-22:30), 4 weeks

01 Jul 13 Full Booking Closed
05 Aug 13 Full Booking Closed
23 Sep 13 Full Booking Closed
07 Oct 13 Full Booking Closed
04 Nov 13 Full Booking Closed
06 Jan 14 Full Booking Closed
03 Feb 14 Full Booking Closed
17 Feb 14 Full Booking Closed
03 Mar 14 Full Booking Closed
17 Mar 14 Full Booking Closed
31 Mar 14 Full Booking Closed
14 Apr 14 Full Booking Closed
11 Aug 14 Full Booking Closed
29 Sep 14 Almost Full Booking Open
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Make sure you read terms and conditions for cancellation or refund
The Blades Club is "The Fencing Academy" 's premier club for adult fencers
For more information on children fencing (age 6-12) check the Musketeers Club
For more information on teen fencing (age 13-19) check the Cadets Club