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Beginners classes.

FSC runs various taster sessions at regular intervals throughout the area, with coaches on hand to show you the basics and some experienced fencers giving some demonstrations. Keep checking "Latest News" where we will post details.

We run rolling beginners' fencing courses throughout the year so watch this space and we’ll keep you posted!

Two beginners on our first ever course(picture reproduced with the permission of the Newark Advertiser)

Please do contact us to book your place. We will build a list of people interested in courses in between the running of the courses so do get in touch and we will contact you before the start of the next course or arrange for you to start sooner.

Beginners courses start regularly so contact us now to register your interest.

The price of course includes:-

Coaching from British Fencing Association qualified coaches;

Full Kit supplied (you will need your own trainers with non-marking soles and tracksuit trousers and t-shirt);

Please contact Andrew at fernwoodswordclub@hotmail.com for further information or to register your interest on our next course. 

The most common response from beginners classes is “I wish I’d started sooner” So now you’ve found us, why not give fencing a go?


Fernwood Sword Club Juniors section is growing rapidly and already has a regional foil champion at Under 11 and Under 14 and medal winning junior sabreurs. You'd be very welcome to have a go.  

Childrens Parties

Introduce your children to the fun and excitement of fencing with Mini Swashbucklers run by David Beck, a qualified British Fencing Association and CRB registered coach.