What to Expect on Your First Night.
So, you have decided to give fencing a try. What sould you bring on your first night? What will happen?
For your first night you don't really need to bring much stuff with you. Clothing wise, just wear a t-shirt and some tracksuit trousers, bringing some of the following is a good idea:
- Spare t-shirt
- Bottle of water or other drink
All of the essential protective clothing and swords are available to borrow from the club until you decide to buy your own kit.
Try to arrive a few minutes before 8pm so we can get you started at 8. One of our more experienced fencers will work with you to show you the basics of footwork and bladework. Hopefully, you will also get the chance to fence somebody else in the club.
Most importantly, come prepared to enjoy yourself.
Will it Hurt?
In short, no not really. The occasional hit might be a little painful for a few seconds but in general fencing is probably less painful than most other sports such as football or tennis.
What not to expect.
You are not going to be wielding a sword like Indigo Montoya on your first night, so don't go booking duels against your mortal enemies just yet. Nor will you be swinging from the chandeliers, Stantonbury have asked us not to do this as it breaks the light fittings.