Fencing was among the most popular sports at the New Milton Pageant on Saturday, 21st July.
With a constant stream of children and adults throughout the day, the five coaches inspired newcomers to sign up for the club’s beginner courses with taster sessions in foil fencing. After a run-through of basic footwork, lunging, hitting and parrying, beginners were free to test their skills against each other in regulated bouts.
The coaches also outlined the development of sports fencing weapons, showing spectators examples of duelling rapiers.
Anyone keen to take up fencing can book on one of the club’s six-week beginner courses starting in September at Brockenhurst College (Mondays), Applemore Health and Leisure (Wednesdays) and Ringwood Health and Leisure (Saturdays). Contact Robin Catling on 01590 683837 or email@example.com for more details.
(Article also appeared in the Lymington Times 28th July, 2012)