KIDS BEGINNERS COURSES
Give your fencing career the best start
For all kids aged 7 - 12
Wednesday 5.30pm - 6.30pm at Cox Green Leisure Centre
Saturday 10am - 11am at Cox Green Leisure Centre
HOW TO BE AN ATHLETE
We want our fencers to be athletes, before anything else. This is why our beginners course does not focus only on fencing, but pays attention to strength and conditioning and general workout routines.
FROM PLASTIC TO REAL
We believe children need time to get used to a new sport and feeling safe while fighting is fundamental. The course always starts with plastic weapons and will build in them the confidence needed to move to the next stage, fencing with real epees and foils.
We know well that children learn best when they are having fun. This is why at Luso we create an happy environment where children can feel safe and are eager to learn. We value games as tools for teaching the basics of the sport and as ways to create a strong sense of unity and friendship between teammates.
INSIDE A BEGINNERS COURSE
What to expect from our courses, their prices and duration
FIRST TERM - FROM SEPTEMBER TO DECEMBER
The first leg of the course starts in September and lasts three months. During this time children will learn the basics of fencing, they will have their first matches and group lessons, all done with plastic equipment. At the end of the term they will receive the Bronze Sword and they will be introduced to the rest of the club during the Winter Party.
This term costs £120 and must be paid upfront. At the end of it children and families can choose if they want to move on to the second and last part of the beginners course.
SECOND TERM - FROM JANUARY TO JUNE
The second leg of the course starts in January and lasts six months. During this time children will learn new moves, they will keep fencing each other in matches and they will start receiving one to one lessons with our coaches. Matches and exercise will still use plastic equipment, one to one lesson instead will introduce children to real foils.
At the beginning of the term we ask families to buy a mask and a glove for their children. Our coaches will guide you in the purchase so that you will have the best produt at a fair price.
The second term can be paid with a monthly payment.
ADULTS BEGINNERS COURSES
For everyone aged 13+
Wednesday: 7.30pm - 9.30pm
At Luso we believe fencing is for all ages. We run beginners course for adults at the start of each term, in September, January and April. They are open to everyone aged 13+.
The course lasts six weeks and it is aimed to bring you on the fencing piste as quickly as possible. After all that is the funniest part! During the course you will learn how to stand on guard, move and hit, plus a couple of defensive and offensive moves. The club will give you all you need to fence, so just come and have fun in a nice, relax environment.
The entire course costs £60, to be paid up front. At the end of it you can choose if you want to move on and become a member of our club. If so we will ask you to buy at least a mask, a glove and a pair of breeches. Our coaches will guide you in the purchase so that you will have the best products at a fair price.