Welcome at DFC

From complete beginner to advanced level.

Our adult training is in our home:  Hemel Hempstead Sports Centre

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

The foil is the first weapon that most fencers learn as it is the lightest and most flexible. From there, you can carry on with the foil or move on to the epee, which is a heavier weapon than the foil but still designed for a similar thrusting motion. The Sabre is 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.

 If you are fencing at another club then please join us for extra fencing or we can arrange a friendly match with your club.

For the dates of our Beginner Courses please link

Beginner Courses

for the details.

You can also visit us for a chat or just to watch the fencing at Hemel Hempstead Sports Centre


Safeguarding Policy

Club Welfare officer                               :            Angela Higgins

East Regional Welfare Officers           :             Joyce Ryder mailto:joyceryder@talktalk

Welfare Zone    


We are a Hemel Hempstead based Fencing Club with Sabre, Epee, Foil Fencers and welcome all fencers from complete beginner to advanced level. Fencing , Fittness, Fun Time