The fencing club is relatively new to LSE, but the club has made great progress over the past few years.
We welcome all levels of ability and experience from complete beginners to experienced national level fencers, so whatever your background do come along and get involved.
Beginners can take up the sport under the guidance of our coach Rajan Rai, who will take our Monday sessions. More experienced fencers can use Tuesday training to hone their skills.
Why Try Fencing?
Often considered chess with movement, fencing offers you the chance to test your mind to find a way to hit your opponent and then adds the physical excitement of exploding in to get the touch.
You’ll also get the chance to meet lots of new people and interact with them as you try something new
Training is at the Badminton Court in the Old Building on LSE campus
- Monday 18:30-20:00 - beginners session
- Tuesday 20:30-22:00 sparring and footwork, primarily for experienced fencers
Do come along for part of the session even if you cannot come for all of it due to timetabling
The first two weeks of training will be completely free of charge, so come give it a try!
We have both a men’s and a women’s team for BUCS fixtures are on Wednesday afternoons. Our home fixtures will be at the Leon Paul Fencing Centre, a purpose-built facility with metallic pistes, floor lights and boxes. The men’s team will compete in South Eastern 2B, with the women’s in South Eastern 2A. There is also a BUCS individual championship in February.
Those wishing to be selected for BUCS teams must purchase Competitive Memberships on the SU website - memberships are higher in order to fund home matches venue and travel to away matches.
The club coach is continuing from last year, Rajan Rai, and we are very excited to have him on board for a second year.
Raj is himself a fantastic fencer, he is an under 20 team world medallist, 7 times British champion in respective age categories and represented England at Commonwealth Championships last November. He has continued this success as a coach, coaching the 2018 England Youth Champion and a finalist in Paris Youth international.
Raj will be available for private lessons if desired.
We have two levels of membership, Standard and Competitive.
Standard membership is £60 for the year. This includes training and all the kit required.
Competitive membership is £80, which covers training on Tuesdays, venue hire for matches and travel to away fixtures. To be selected for BUCS you must have competitive membership.
What to wear
If you have any, please bring fencing kit.
For those without kit, we will provide it. Please wear sturdy shoes/trainers, trousers and a T-shirt - bare in mind it gets very hot under the kit.