Fencing

About

We are a friendly three-weapon club focused on improving fencers of all standards from introducing total beginners to the sport to developing our highly competitive members as well. Our focus is on participation and development; however, we still compete seriously and to a high standard in BUCS events as well as strongly encouraging wider participation in fencing events including national ranking tournaments.

Taster session

  • Time: Within a week following the freshers fair.
  • 3 x 30-minute sessions run by experienced committee members.
  • Wear long Sports bottoms (i.e. no shorts or leggings). Fencing kit provided.

Training

Equipment: We provide all of the fencing equipment. All you need is a pair of tracksuit bottoms, a t-shirt and trainers. Please do not wear shorts!

Commitment levels required:

Team/committee members should aim to attend 3 Saturday sessions per month minimum as well as matches and Wednesday sessions where appropriate.

Non-team/ Social fencers should aim to attend 2 Saturday sessions per month, Wednesdays optional.

Novice fencers are encouraged to attend as much as they like. However, Wednesday novice sessions are strongly recommended. Novices will not be permitted to attend other sessions unless attending at least a majority of the novice training sessions.

Competitions

BUCS, BUCS Individuals, the QMBL Novice Cup, London International University Fencing Competition, London Regional Intermediate and Novice.

Key dates:

  • BUCS Individuals in February
  • QMBL National Novice in March/April
  • LIUF in June
  • London Regional in January and July

Recreational Fencing and Socials

QMSU also runs an Introductory Fencing course for those looking to learn. It's a 10 week course led by an expert coach and costs just £25 so is a really fun and affordable way to get involved. Sabre:Lite is also a Get Active weekly session which is a simplified version of Fencing and is a great introduction to the sport. Visit the Get Active site for more information.

We have a very active and friendly community, all are welcome to get involved in our socials. We have socials every Saturday after training and have post-match socials on Wednesdays. 

How do new members join?

  1. Join the Facebook group and get in contact with the club committee members. 
  2. Attend the taster session - this first session is free!
  3. Purchase your subs - at the Hub (Mile End), BLSA reception (Whitechapel) or online.
  4. Enjoy! Take part in the sessions, and compete.

Contact details

President: Wiktor Olszewski ( wiktorolszewski@gmail.com )

Hello everyone!

My name is Wiktor and I am the QMBL Fencing president for the academic year 2020-2021. If you have any questions about our amazing club just send me an email and I promise, I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Whether you’re an experienced fencer or a beginner we have great programmes to offer. If you are new to fencing, we have fantastic Novice or SabreLite sessions where you’ll have a chance to develop your skills with the help of our skilled fencers. More experienced fencers will be happy to join our Saturday sessions with sparring under the supervision of a professional coach.

This year is going to be very challenging for all of us. However, we have an amazing committee this year and we’ll do all we can to make it run as smoothly as possible!  

Hope to hear from you soon!

Wiktor Olszewski 

 

Committee 2020/2021:

-Vice president/men’s captain: Jacopo Tancredi Bianchi (jacopo.t.bianchi@gmail.com)

-Women’s captain: Faith Child (fxchild05@gmail.com)

-Armourer/welfare officer: Edward Brodski (ec19370@qmul.ac.uk)

-Treasurer: Piotr Sokalski (ha19393@qmul.ac.uk)

-Novice captain: Luca Elkouby (lucaelkouby@outlook.com)

 

 

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