Training schedule

As per current government guidelines in response to the evolving COVID situation, the club is temporarily closed.

 

When training with, or visiting, the Club, please abide by the Code of Conduct and the safety measures in the COVID-19 training plan.

Training times

Saturday (during school terms)

General training for Club members
9.30–10.30am – Sword Play
10.30–11.30am – Sword Skills
11.30am–1.00pm – Open team

Monday night (every week)

General training for Club members
7.00–8.30pm – Sword Skills and Open team

Tuesday night (every week)

General training for Club members
6.00–7.00pm – Sword Play (during school terms)
7.00–8.30pm – Sword Skills and Open team

Thursday night (every week)

Structured bouting with a focus on match practice
7.00–8.30pm – Sword Skills and Open team

Training groups

Young fencers

MFC’s training groups for young fencers are aligned with school years. Best practice tells us that training with school peers facilitates participation and engagement, enhances skills development and supports sociality and lifelong enjoyment of sport.

Sword Play – foil and epee
  • School years 1–4, plastic weapons
  • School years 4–5, mini metal weapons (size 3)
  • Skills, drills and fun

Typical Sword Play training session: warm up, skills drill and all round fencing variety and fun!

Sword Skills – foil, epee and sabre
  • School years 6–8
  • Mini metal weapons (size 3)
  • The beginning of structured bouting

Typical Sword Skills training session: theory, warm up, strength and conditioning, footwork, bladework and bouting.

Teen and adult fencers

From year 9 onwards fencers are part of the Club’s Open team. This grouping offers a more challenging training environment for development of enhanced skills, tactics and strategies and more opportunity to learn from fencing a variety of training partners.

Open team – foil, epee and sabre
  • School year 9 to adults
  • Full sized metal weapons (size 5)
  • Comprehensive training

Typical Open team training session: theory, warm up, strength and conditioning, footwork, bladework and bouting.