2014 County Championships - Men's Foil Semi-Final

When you hear the term 'fencing', do you think of  early morning duels with swords and pistols? Or maybe you think of films and TV shows like  Game Of Thrones, The Musketeers, Star Wars or The Hobbit?

In practice, the sport of Fencing isn't exactly like any of these things, but it's probably the closest you're likely to get!

What it is, though, is an amazing sport that caters for almost any age and fitness level. It will teach you self-discipline, situational awareness and hone your reflexes like you wouldn't believe! Best of all, it's a brilliant way to keep fit - and it's great fun!

The NFC Beginner's Course

Northampton Fencing Club runs Beginner's Courses five times a year (see the dates below). We take anyone over the age of 12. The course is aimed at all ages and levels of fitness, and is intended to be a short introduction to foil fencing. You will be in a small group of no more than approximately 12 beginners, which at times is broken down further into pairs.

Kit Required

You don't need any experience or specialist equipment, just loose trousers like jogging bottoms (with pockets taped or zipped up), trainers with non-marking soles and a bottle of water (it does make you sweat a bit!).
The most important thing you'll need to bring is an interest in trying something new!

The Course

The course runs for 8 weeks, 7pm-8pm every Thursday at The Pitsford Road Sports Centre, Moulton College,  Moulton (see the Find Us page for more details).

The first week is a taster session - you have a go at many of the things you will be learning, so you get a feel for what fencing is all about.

There is a breakdown of the course content on our Beginners page.

Our next beginner's courses start on the following dates:

Cost Of The Course

The 8-week course is only £60 for adults and £40 for full-time students, over 65’s and anyone on Job Seeker allowance (proof of this is required).

Try Before You Buy

We understand that you might try fencing and not enjoy it, so we don't ask for payment until the end of the first session. You get to experience the taster, and if you decide it's not for you, we just go our separate ways, no questions asked, no payment required. 

If you decide you love it and want to do the rest of the course, simply pay the Treasurer at the end of the first session, fill in a membership form and turn up for another seven weeks. At the end you will be a competent, safe fencer with a basic understanding of the sport.

After The Course

Once you've completed the course, you are qualified to join in with the other fencers. The experienced fencers and coaches will be pleased to help you improve your skills, and you can try your hand at the other weapons (epee and sabre).

You'll also get a significant discount on your first six month's membership, to encourage you to see what fencing in the club proper feels like.

 

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The Gary Baker Memorial Competition 2015

August 2015 Beginner's Course

October 2015 Beginner's Course

Jonathan Katz Training Night

Jonathan Katz Training Night (provisional)

Jonathan Katz Training Night

Jonathan Katz Training Night

January 2016 Beginner's Course

Jonathan Katz Training Night

Jonathan Katz Training Night

Jonathan Katz Training Night

Jonathan Katz Training Night

Gary Baker Epee Poule rounds

Jonathan Katz Training Night

Gary Baker Epee DE rounds and plate

March 2016 Beginner's Course

Jonathan Katz Training Night

Jonathan Katz Training Night

Jonathan Katz Training Night

Doug Facer Foil Poule Rounds

Jonathan Katz Training Night

Doug Facer DE Rounds and Plate

May 2016 Beginner's Course

Jonathan Katz Training Night

Jonathan Katz Training Night

Jonathan Katz Training Night

Jonathan Katz Training Night - Individual Lessons

Jonathan Katz Training Night - Group Footwork & Coaching

Bedfordshire County Championships

Jonathan Katz Training Night

Leon Paul Summer Epee Open

Leon Paul Summer Foil Open

Jonathan Katz Training Night

September 2016 Beginner's Course

Northampton County Competions Day 1

Northampton County Competions Day 2

Leon Paul BRC Boys' Cadet Foil

Leon Paul BRC Girls' Cadet Foil

Elite Epee Series - Moulton College

East Midlands Cadet Training

Leon Paul BRC Boys' Cadet Epee

Leon Paul BRC Girls' Cadet Epee

October 2016 Beginner's Course

British Men's Team Foil Championships

LPJS Fencers Club London Foil

Leon Paul BRC Men's Junior Epee

Leon Paul BRC Women's Junior Epee

British Under-23 Sabre Championships

British Youth Championships Qualifiers

East Midlands Cadet Training

East Midlands Cadet Training