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.


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.


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: Daniel Smythe ( danielsmythe@outllok.com )

Hello everyone!

I am the QMBL Fencing President for this academic year. I am your main point of contact for any questions you want to ask or issues you want to raise. I am always checking my e-mails so I will do my best to get back to you as quickly as possible. 

I am looking forward to a great year for the club, we have a very strong committee full of dedicated individuals who are all going to do their best to make the club the best it has ever been. We are back now and ready for the 2019-2020 season. 

We would love to have you join us on our journeys this year. Experience does not matter at all as we have award-winning beginners programmes and pay-as-you-go sessions and as a club, we put a real emphasis on bringing new people into our awesome sport.

If you are an experienced fencer, then we are also able to support your development and enjoyment of the sport. We currently have two fencers on the universities Elite Athlete Programme so we know how to look after all our club members alway the way from novices to seasoned competitors!

Please do get in touch, all you need is an interest in fencing and you will fit right in!

Hope to hear from you soon!

Daniel Smythe




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