The Fencing School making fencing more accessible to children


The Fencing School in Battersea is leading the way in fencing for kids, championing the sport for co-ordination, self-motivation, self-respect and fitness.

To make fencing more accessible to children, The Fencing School has just launched after school drop-in taster classes at the Ethelburga Community Centre in Battersea.

The classes are aimed at children aged 7-12 years old who have not fenced before and cost £8 a week which includes the use of the equipment, with concessionary rates available.

Children love watching ‘sword fighting’ in films like The Three Musketeers, Star Wars and Peter Pan and these classes aim to give more children an opportunity to try fencing.

“It’s very encouraging that so many young students, especially so many girls, have taken a keen interest in fencing and are doing so well in national competitions,” said Head Coach, Mark Kent. “At The Fencing School classes are relatively informal but the squad is results and quality driven.”


The Fencing School is a lively and safe, established club with a Junior Squad that boasts several international successes:

  • In the 2015 season the club had one under-16 boy selected for Great Britain
  • A female fencer was selected to fence for Sweden at the Under-20’s Junior World Cup
  • Their youngest fencer took a Gold Medal at the annual London Championships for Under-12’s.


Beginner’s Class Details:

Date: Wed: 4.30-5.30pm, Sun: 11am–12.00 (during term times only)

Place: Ethelburga Community Centre, SW11 4RA

Cost: £8 – including use of equipment (concessionary rates available).

Age: Children aged 7-12


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