Colchester & District Fencing Club (CADS)

How do I get started?

Adults beginner course

Details as below

Commences 25 September 2017

Duration five weeks until 23 October 2017

Times 19:30 to 21:00

Venue Leisure World, Highwoods Sports Centre, The Gilberd School, Brinkley, Lane, Colchester, Essex  

Cost for the course £35.00

Cheques payable to Colchester and District Fencing Club

​Course instructor will be Lyndon N Taylor.

The primary weapon will be epee and this course is open to adults.

​If you are interests in attending the course please email via the website or phone

01206 863908 and give your name, contact details and whether you have any previous experience of the sport (not essential)

​When you attend you should wear T shirt, tracksuit trousers or similar, but not shorts and trainers. You are also advised to bring some drink to rehydrate.

The course is half way through and our attendees are making very good progress - well done to each and everyone of you - from the Chairman


Getting started couldn't be more easy all you need to do is -

1.  Look at the About Us page to see when we meet and the times suitable for your age (adult or junior)

​2. Email (preferred)  or ring us to let us know you wish to come along

3. Turn up for your free session

4. It is helpful to us if you turn up a little bit before your session (if you can)

What do I need to bring with me?

Clothing to take part - T shirt, tracksuit trousers (or similar) but not shorts and trainers. We have the fencing specific clothing etc.

What else? - Drink for refreshment as you will get warm doing the sport and a towel

What do I do to join?

1. Complete the club's membership form and hand it to Lyndon (Chairman and Membership Secretary) and we will appoint a coach to you  

2. Come along regularly for your session(s). Remember adults can attend twice a week for their membership fee. Juniors can attend either during the week or on Saturdays depending on which section of the club they join because they each have their own membership structure.

3. Join the British Fencing Association (BFA). This is important as this is how you are insured while undertaking the sport and it serves as a measure of the strength of the sport.

4. You will in time be expected to obtain your own equipment/clothing. For juniors we expect this in the first twelve months and for adults and those wishing  to attend competition we would expect this to be completed quicker, around six months.

5. The club does have equipment available for use but it should be remembered this is for the use of beginners only. 

6. If you or your child wish to take the BFA Achievement Awards (Levels one to six) let your coach know as we will be please to work with you to achieve an award

7. If you need further information please just ask.