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Beginners' Courses

Details of the BFC Beginner's Courses


Courses for Foil are run on Tuesday nights from 7:30pm to 9:30pm for 8 weeks - Twice a year February and September  also a Sabre course may be run once a year. The cost is £75 for an 8 week course with all equipment provided.


  • You need to be moderately fit and agile in order to maximise your enjoyment and reduce the risk of injury.
  • Warming up - we always start with a warm up.
  • All necessary equipment and protective clothing is provided
  • You will need to wear a T-shirt, indoor training shoes and jeans or loose fitting trousers such as tracksuit bottoms. NO SHORTS.
  • Proper hydration is very important. There is a water fountain at the Bunyan Centre and a vending machine for drinks.
  • For all ages from 12.
  • Courses are not available to wheelchair users, we do not have the equipment for this.  
  • For further information Fencing  or British Fencing Association 


Payment should be made in advance of the course via GoCardless.


Foil Course Payment

Sabre Course Payment




Important: Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Refunds are not normally available within 7 days of the start of the course. Therefore if you drop out after the start of the course, for any reason, you are unlikely to get a refund. This is due to high demand for the courses as you would be denying somebody else a place.


Coaches are fully qualified  - Contact  via the contact page.


The course includes learning the basics of fencing with a foil including the safety requirements. The last three weeks will include integration  with other club fencers in  foil, epee and sabre fencing.