New to Fencing

What brought you to fencing? Did you enjoy fencing at school or university or are you addicted to swordfighting movies? Did you like the amazing fencing setup at the Olympics, or is fencing just something you’ve always wanted to try? Whatever way you found VRI, we’d love to get you started!

For children

Our VRI Swordplay classes are specifically designed for children aged 7-11. Using skill-specific games, children learn about fencing in a fun, play-filled environment. These classes include VRI club membership and equipment. See VRI Swordplay for more information, including what to bring, times, costs and location.

For adults

Adult Beginners is a great way to find out about fencing. Classes include group warm-up, footwork, drills, and structured and free fencing in a small group. Costs also include VRI membership for 1 term, to encourage you to continue fencing after your beginners’ class finishes. You can then progress to the Adult Intermediate Epée Squad and/or bout with other members throughout the week. See Adult Beginners for more information, including what to bring, times, costs and location.