Mark founded the club in 2006, originally for U.11's and U.13's beginners. Since the founding only 5 fencers stayed through to cadet ( u.17 ) and junior ( u.20 ) level. All five won medals at Local and Regional level, and in 2015 two students achieved international selections ; ( cadet mens foil - GB representation level for the European championships & junior U.20 Womens foil for SWE at world cup level ). In the u.11 category their best ranked fencer came 5th in the English Youth Championships 2015.
As at January 2019 Battersea / thefencingschool has 3 girls in the top ten for u.15 & u.13 category and another 6 fencers within top 20.. with national selection again this season.
There are 3 electric pistes in our training room, and a small permanent armoury at our main base in the Royal Academy of Dance. We also have 10 pistes and open sparring at our new sports hall twice a week. To see the facilities pleass visit location/salle for RAD and training days central London for sports hall view.
We offer sponsored places for junior beginners on a needs assessed basis. Highly experienced fencers are also considered for partial or full subsidy.
We have good results for our U. 11, U.13, U.15 and cadet fencers and a very active club. This is our focus. Senior fencers are 'hobby' fencers and the club only accepts seniors who will fit in technically and tactically and help towards this goal. Some sessions are mixed U.15's and upwards with seniors. We do offer private lessons for adults, beginners or competitors but we cant offer adult beginners courses as our coaches are fully occupied with the development programme.
We are non for profit club, and all our surplus goes into facility and coaching and helping with fees for those on sponsor programme.