Welcome to our video section. Here you will find introductions to fencing as well as videos from the club. If this looks like fun why not see if there is one of our taster of beginner fencing courses available.

Introduction to Fencing

These videos and great to give you some basic understanding of the three weapons in fencing which are foil, epee and sabre.

How to fence Foil

Foil Explained

How to Fence Epee

Epee Explained

How to Fence Sabre

Sabre Explained

Videos from Kingston Fencing Club

We also have some videos taken at the club which include some coaching and training videos from our experienced coaches.

Sabre Drills with George and George

Our sabre coach George Suddards puts  George Harris through his paces with a fencing drill called ‘Gammes Tarbaises’ which is a combination of 10 drills designed to work on muscle memory and blade technique. Why this drill? George: ‘’Tarbes has been coaching the French fencing team from young to seniors for the last 10 years’’.  Nuff’ said!

Oksana Coaches the Juniors

Good fencing starts with good footwork; a mix of being nimble and fast as well stable and balanced.

Oksana teaches the junior section how its done.

𝑳𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒏 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒂𝒏 𝒂𝒎𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒖𝒓. 𝑻𝒓𝒂𝒊𝒏 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒂 𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒎𝒑𝒊𝒐𝒏. 𝑭𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒂 𝒘𝒂𝒓𝒓𝒊𝒐𝒓. 𝑻𝒓𝒊𝒖𝒎𝒑𝒉 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒂𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒒𝒖𝒆𝒓𝒐𝒓.

𝑴𝒂𝒕𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒏𝒂 𝑫𝒉𝒍𝒊𝒘𝒂𝒚𝒐

Prof Larson Coaches the Juniors

“𝙇𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙣 𝙗𝙮 𝙥𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙚.”

𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙝𝙖 𝙂𝙧𝙖𝙝𝙖𝙢

As Professor of fencing from the British Academy of Fencing, with over 20 years experience as a fencing coach, Lance Larsen knows a thing or two about practice. He drills the junior sabre students in footwork, distance and timing. Good work Enoch! Keep practicing!

The Six Factors of Fencing

What are some of the key factors of fencing? George takes us through them with some demonstrations from club members, juniors and adults.

The Importance of Parries

Definition: To prevent an opponent’s attack from landing. During a bout, parries are commenced from the “en garde” (neutral) position, when an opponent’s attack is considered threatening. A parry is usually followed by a riposte, which is an attack back against the original attacker.

Five-time senior national foil champion of Uzbekistan 🇺🇿 Oksana Larsen coaches the junior foilists in some of the most common parries in fencing! 

What’s your favourite parry?

Sabre: Parry Riposte!

Sabre coach Lance Larsen coaches our juniors in the fundamentals of fencing; parry and riposte! 

Lance is a Prevost D’Armes from the Ecole Nationale de Maitre D’Armes and a Professor of Fencing, with over twenty years of coaching experience, so our junior sabreurs are in good hands!

𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐛𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐣𝐨𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠

𝐋𝐞𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐨 𝐝𝐚 𝐕𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐢

Parry Sixte Riposte

Oksana Larson, coaches Richard counter parry sixte riposte.

Sabre Practice at Home

Kingston Fencing Club’s esteemed club manager and coach shows us how to practice Sabre at home. Who’s your new friend Emmanuel?

Sabre Timing and Distance

George Suddards, Kingston Fencing Club Sabre coach, teaches George the importance of timing and distance and then waiting for the right opportunity to score a hit.

Sabre Parry Risposte

Lance teaches how to parry and riposte in Sabre emphasising how to riposte on different sides.

The Slide Step

𝙄𝙛 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙛𝙖𝙘𝙚 𝙖 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙝𝙮 𝙤𝙥𝙥𝙤𝙣𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙖𝙘𝙠𝙣𝙤𝙬𝙡𝙚𝙙𝙜𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙞𝙧 𝙨𝙠𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙬 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙢 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨.

𝙆𝙞𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙣 𝙒𝙖𝙧𝙧𝙚𝙣

Sabre coach George Suddards shows how you can gain an advantage over your opponent by using the slide step.

He demonstrates three variable styles of this nifty piece of footwork. Game on!


Counter Attack – Outdoors!

Coach George Suddards takes an outdoor lesson in the British sunshine with the mini sabreurs; working on that all important counter riposte. 

Keep working that muscle memory kids!