Adult Fencing

Join us!

Whether you are a first time fencer or a seasoned veteran, we will make you feel welcome!

Experienced, intermediate, or competitive fencers with their own equipment are welcome to attend our adult training sessions at any time. These sessions are aimed at adults and older teenagers. Fencers below the age of 14 are better suited to our junior classes.

Note: It is club policy that everybody fencing with us must be a member of British Fencing.

Adult Beginners

Sign-up for your six week trial at a cost of just £54.00!


First time fencers initially join us for a six week trial (up to two sessions can be rescheduled) to learn the basics and get a feel for the sport. Simply click on "sign-up" above to go to the application form, then return it to us along with your payment to reserve your place. After the six week trial, payment switches to a monthly standing order. Please see our Club Fees page for full details.

Sign-up now for a great introduction to the sport!
Participants will be introduced to fencing, the equipment and the rules, taught some basic moves, and get a chance to try the sharp end of the sport with some real life sparring in every session. You will learn at our regular Thursday evening training sessions alongside experienced fencers.

All fencing equipment is provided at no extra cost!
If you do not yet have your own kit then please wear long tracksuit trousers, trainers, and bring a bottle of water with you.

FREE membership of British Fencing is available for beginners!
"Introduction" membership is a free 90-day package that will give you insurance cover whilst fencing. It is club policy that everybody fencing with us must be a member of British Fencing. We recommend you sign-up before your first session. Click here to find out more.

Friendly Competitions

Friendly Competitions

Gain confidence competing in a friendly environment with a chance to win a prize every half-term!

Southampton Epee Club runs friendly competitions for all our adult fencers on a regular basis. These events are for all abilities and levels of experience. The idea is to have fun and gain experience competing in an informal and friendly environment. We will aim to run one event every half-term. Visitors are welcome and especially encouraged on these occasions - the more, the merrier!

The Format

The format will be informal and fun, with scoring that recognises every bout you participate in.

  • poule unique
  • bouts to 5 hits
  • score 1 point for every bout in which you participate
  • score 1 extra point for every bout you win
  • score 1 bonus point for every bout you referee
  • ties separated by head-to-head result

(Note: these rules are brand new and may evolve as time goes on.)

No entry fee!

Participation in the competition is included in your normal club fees. In other words, you pay the same as you would to fence at the club on any other night.

Prizes to be won every time!

Need another reason to join us? The winner each month will receive a £25.00 Leon Paul voucher as a prize! There will also be a style prize (different every time) to be awarded at the discretion of the coach.