What is Fencing?

Fencing is a tremendous sport with huge appeal! It is one of the oldest Olympic sports. It's safe, fun, excellent for fitness, bodytone, balance, coordination, control, respect, good etiquette and all aspects of well-being.

The aim of the game is to score hits on your opponent's target, without being hit yourself. Fencing is NOT an aggressive sport, it is about timing, control and out-witting your opponent with attacking and defensive actions whilst using correct fencing behaviour and fair play. It is often referred to being like physical chess.

Fencing can be enjoyed by all ages, from 6-106! There is no upper age limit and you are never too old to learn! It is suitable for all levels of fitness and ability. Foam or plastic swords are used for very young children and metal for juniors and adults. It often appeals to children and adults who are maybe shy, suffer with anxiety, lack of self confidence and who aren't particularly excited by the usual sports.

Inspired?..........watch this!
There are three disciplines (weapons) in fencing, Foil, Epee and Sabre this 'Tribute To Fencing' Video showcases all three with some of the best fencers in the world. So, ask yourself the question, how could you not want to fence?!

British Fencing Association
Fencing & The 3 Weapons Explained
Olympic Fencing


Demonstrations & Taster Sessions

Chilwell Blades can also provide recreational fencing sessions for groups. We are able to provide equipment and fully qualified coaches, all DBS checked to enable your event to go with a swing.

We can run short 'try it' sessions where participants are introduced to the sport with a few basic essentials before trying a fight or we can provide longer 1, 2 or 3 hour sessions where more technique is taught before finishing with a competition.

Some organisations may prefer to have a series of five or six weekly hour long sessions in order to gain a British Fencing Proficiency Award. Such a scheme could be useful to Scout and Guide groups.

In the past we have arranged sessions for both junior and senior schools, for scouts and guides, fetes and galas, rotary and lions clubs, for companies and other organisations and stag parties. The sessions are very safe, informative, lively and enjoyable. Participants need not be athletes but should have a reasonable level of fitness and age is no bar!

Costs vary according to your individual requirements and whether you have your own venue. Whatever your needs we can tailor an interesting and exciting session for you. For a quotation contact Malc Cawton from our Contact page who will be only to pleased to discuss your event with you. Visit our Gallery for photos.