Have you always wanted to do fencing but never had the chance? Are you an experienced fencer looking to refine your skills? Is this the first time you have ever heard about fencing? If any of that is true, you've come to the right place. Fencing as a sport originated from the development of swordsmanship for duels and self-defence, and is one of the five activities that have been played in every modern Olympic Games.
Coventry University Fencing Club, founded in 2004, aims to promote Fencing across campus and accommodate all Coventry University students, no matter if they are an experienced fencer or a beginner who wishes to learn the sport.
If you are an experienced player, feel free to drop by a session to fence with us; if you are a beginner who wants to learn how to fence, all you have to do is join one of our sessions—we'll teach you the basics and train you in the weapon of your choice. Just remember to come in gym attire!
We are kit included, so there is no need to buy your own equipment! Our kit is provided by Leon Paul London (see below). We practice all three weapons: foil, epée and sabre.
We have weekly training sessions taking place in Priory Spots Hall (CV1 5FB) during term time:
Our Monday sessions are coached by our Level 3 BFA coach, and our Friday session by our Development Officer.
Furthermore, we organise socials for our members on a regular basis, usually after training sessions.
The Club received the Best Small Club Award for 2013-14.
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The first two weeks (1st-15th October) of the semester are free of charge, so be sure to join us! Afterwards, new participants can come for up to two free taster sessions before having to buy membership.
The membership is £70 (minus Sports Insurance) and lasts for the entire academic year. It allows you:
It also helps us sustain the Club as it is invested into coaching fees, equipment upkeep costs and other expenditure which goes towards improving the Club.
Warwick University National Novices Tournament 2018: Saturday 8th December, 9am - 6pm, Main and Desso Hall, Warwick Sports Centre. Check out the Facebook event here, with more information. Please contact us through our email if you are interested in joining.
Varsity 2019: Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th February 2019 (the match takes place on of those dates, but it is still unconfirmed). Our biggest competition of the year, where we face off against Warwick University Fencing Club! We will be providing more updates closer to the date.
Are you interested in getting a coaching qualification? You can find all the British Fencing coaching courses available on their website, and we can also provide you with the opportunity to help lead one of our sessions, if you are interested.
Surridge clothing – Hoodies, pants and other Fencing Team items.
Leon Paul Lodon – Popular fencing equipment supplier, all Club equipment is bought through LP London.
Allstar Uhlmann UK – Allstar and Uhlmann are two of the most popular fencing equipment suppliers in Europe.
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