WELCOME TO WARWICK UNIVERSITY FENCING CLUB
Ever watched a sword fight in a film and wished you could do it? Or do you just want to hit someone with a sword? Well this is the place to do it! Fencing combines physicality and speed with sharpness and agility. One of the only 5 sports to have taken place at every modern Summer Olympics, it truly is an international sport with a great deal of history and a whole lot of fun.
We are a friendly fencing club affiliated with the University of Warwick. We have an inclusive attitude taking anyone with members ranging from senior international competitors to those who didn't know a foil from an épée when joining us. No kit or previous experience is required.
John Wilson – President
A word from our president
Hi there, and welcome to the website for the Warwick University Fencing Club. I’m John, a degree apprentice studying Software Engineering with the good fortune to be President of the club for a second year. We have a really good mix of members here, from novices who’d never even seen fencing all the way up to junior international fencers. While a lot of our members are just in it for fun, we also have many opportunities to compete at a high level with two BUCS teams and a number of opens we attend together as a club. For those new to the sport (as most of our members are), we provide all the kit you need free of charge, along with a planned training program culminating in our famous Warwick National Novices’ Tournament, where novices from unis across the country come to test what they’ve learned in one of the largest (and friendliest) novices’ competitions in the country. And YOU’LL have the home advantage. So come on in, check us out, and let us know if you have any questions; we’ll do our best to reply promptly. I hope to see you on the piste soon.
QUOTES ABOUT FENCING
"I was immediately attracted to fencing because it seemed like a romantic, melodramatic form of combat."
"Fencing made me feel for the first time like a winner"
“Fencing isn't really fighting. It's more like chess with the risk of puncture wounds.”