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.
Anne Kaknena– President
A word from our president
Hi, and welcome to the website for the Warwick University Fencing Club!
I’m Anne, this year’s President. Over the past two years I have also been this club’s Vice-President, Social Secretary and Welfare Officer.
From my own experience I can certainly say that this club can be whatever you want it to be. It can be a place to have fun, make new friends, however we also provide many opportunities to compete at a high level with two BUCS teams and a number of Opens that we plan on attending together as a club. For those who are new to the sport, every year we run a planned training program including competing in Warwick National Novices’, where novices from universities across the country come to test what they’ve learned in one of the largest (and friendliest) novices’ competitions in the country.
Whether a novice or experienced fencer, we will try our best to provide all the kit you need, and it will be free of charge.
As the club’s exec 22/23 we hope on improving your experience even more, by creating a more detailed training plan for all levels of fencers, hosting more amazing socials, and providing more opportunities to compete as well as working on the club becoming more diverse and inclusive.
So come on in, learn more about our club! Let us know if you have any questions; we always do our best to reply promptly.
That’s all from me for now and I am looking forwards to seeing 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.”