About the Fencing

Fencing is a gentlemans combat sport with a rich and long history.

Opponents have a choice of three blades with which they aim to strike specific parts of the the body, depending on the weapon type they follow.

The three types of blade are the foil, the épée and the sabre.

The foil being the first most fencers learn as it is the lightest and most flexible.

From  that you can carry on with the foil or move to the épée, which is a heavier than the foil but still designed for a similar thrusting motion. The Sabre is more designed for slicing and thrusting motions.

Fencing also requires you to wear protective gear, consisting of a metal mesh mask, a heavy jacket, a plastron, a glove with a gauntlet on the sword hand, and breeches.

We are a Hemel Hempstead based club and welcome all fencers from complete beginner to advanced level. Fencing , Fittness, Fun Time