All fencing equipment will be provided, please wear tracksuit trousers (stretchy if possible but not thin leggings), T-shirt and trainers (preferably with a rounded heel and soles that are not too thick).
The first session of the course for beginners will follow the following format:
7:00-7:05pm: Arrival, Welcome and introductions.
7:05-7:15pm: Warm-up and stretch, we will guide you through a session allowing you to warm up at your own pace according to your level of fitness and then demonstrate and assist you with stretches that will prepare you for fencing.
7:15-7:35pm: You will learn the basic footwork movements (on guard position, stepping forward and back, lunging).
7:35-7:55: Fun pair exercise; you will learn to maintain ‘fencing distance’ opposite your partner and lunge at the correct time.
7:55-8:35: You will learn how to hold your sword and hit your coaches (us!) with a lunge. Once you have mastered the technique of hitting safely and defending using a parry, then you will be able to further practice your pair exercises with a fellow beginner.
8:35-9:00pm: You will be able to try what you have learnt so far in your very first FRIENDLY FIGHT!