Welcome to Tenterden Swords Fencing Club
We are a local fencing club of all weapons, with people of all ages and skill sets. We meet every Thursday evening from 7:00pm to 8:00pm for children and 8:00pm to 10:00pm for adults. If you've never fenced before, but would like to give it a go, come along to one of our sessions; we have all the kit so you don't have to worry. We have been establised since 1976 and with our warm and friendly atmosphere, anyone is welcome to join. We have a skilled and highly respected coach who offers individual lessons in all weapons to help you improve and get the most out of your fencing experience. We also run a nationally recognised competition, the Invicta Open, which is held annually. 

So if you're new to the sport or a veteran and you'd like to join, pop down and see us - hopefully we'll be seeing you soon! In the meantime if you'd like to see what we are up to like our Facebook page for all the latest goings on or contact us for more information.
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The Weapons
We offer all weapons - which one is for you?
  1. Foil
    The lightest of all weapons, you score points by hitting your opponent's torso with the tip of the blade. Any contact with any other part of the body outside of the torso will not be counted. Players must have 'right of way' or the right to attack in order to score points - if both fencers hit at the same time, the one with right of way will score.
  2. Epee
    Probably the heaviest of the weapons, points can be scored anywhere on the body. Like foil, it is a tip only weapon however the rules of right of way do not apply meaning both parties can gain points if they hit simultaneously .
  3. Sabre
    Unlike foil and epee, as well as hitting with the tip of the blade, in sabre you can also gain points by hitting with the edge of the blade. In sabre, points are awarded for hits to the torso, head and arms. As with foil, points are only awarded to fencers who have right of way.
Our Coach
Peter Huggins
Peter is a Level 4 coach in both foil and epee with Level 3 in sabre. He teaches at a number of clubs across the county and is also a qualifed referee, with Grade 4 in both Foil and Epee. He is also a master armouror attending both domestic and international events,  including the 2016 Rio Paralympics.  He also holds the following current positions:

Member: BFA Rules Committee
Member: BFA Referees Committee
England Fencing - Coach Educator
Guildmaster: British Guild of Armourer
Chair: Kent County Amaetuer Fencing  Union (1997-)
Guild of Armourers - Examiner

For Peter's full fencing career, see his curriculum vitae below.

Peter's CV