Crusaders Sword Club Hull

Established 1969
  
Fencing Introduction + Training Session

Your induction will start with a health and safety talk, followed by fencing footwork and blade basics, and finishes with an action-packed fencing duel.

All kit and equipment is supplied so a tracksuit, trainers, t-shirt and enthusiasm is all that you will need to bring. All sessions including the free trial use Olympic-style metal fencing equipment not the plastic imitation type. We only do the real thing at these sessions. On completion of your first lesson, your new swashbuckling skills will have given you enough fencing knowledge to challenge your first opponent. Touché.
  

Beginners

Beginners shouldn't worry, because the fundamentals are easy to pick up. They'll be having fun fencing full bouts almost immediately, all the while getting a great workout and structured training in a very friendly club.

Intermediates

Those who have some experiance can come along and challenge other members as well as get some coaching to help you progress.

Advanced

For those who can handle a sword, come challenge our more experienced fencers on the electrical scoring system, put them and yourself through the paces. 

LATEST NEWS

March 30, 2019

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

The Club is celebrating it's 50th year!

We hope to be able to put a few events on this year as part of our special year.

Keep looking here and Facebook for any up coming news.

  


Club Information


We are open every Thursday including school holidays. We are there from 7:30-9:30pm.
The only time we are usually closed is over the Christmas period. The closing dates will be on Facebook and sent to all on our email contact list.
If you have fenced before or completely new to the sport, you can just turn up on a Thursday and we will look after you.
Our minimum age is generally 9, however we have taken on younger fencers so it's always worth asking.

Types of Sword

The foil is a light thrusting weapon with a maximum weight of 500 grams. The foil may target the torso (including the back), neck, and groin, but not the arms or legs. The foil has a small circular hand guard that serves to protect the hand from direct stabs, this is primarily for safety. Touches are scored only with the tip; hits with the side of the blade do not count, and do not halt the action. Touches that land outside of the target area stop the action, but are not scored. Only a single touch can be scored by either fencer at one time.

Club fees

The épée is a thrusting weapon like the foil, but heavier, with a maximum total weight of 775 grams. In épée, the entire body is valid target. The hand guard on the épée is a large circle that extends towards the pommel, effectively covering the hand, which is a valid target in épée. Like foil, all hits must be with the tip and not the sides of the blade. Hits with the side of the blade do not halt the action. As the entire body is legal target, there is no concept of an off-target touch, except if the fencer accidentally strikes the floor, setting off the electric tone. Unlike foil and sabre, épée does not use "right of way", and allows simultaneous hits by both fencers. However, if the score is tied in a match at the last point and a double touch is scored, the point is null and void.
Cost/Rates: The first session is free. After that it costs £5 per session for adults & children. Once you are settled we then request you to join the club with an annual membership of £30 for adults and £15 for students, children and unemployed, this allows you to enter club competitions, be kept up to date of events via the mailing list, and use the facilities the club has to offer.
The sabre is a light cutting and thrusting weapon that targets the entire body above the waist, except the weapon hand. Like the foil, the maximum legal weight of a sabre is 500 grams. The hand guard on the sabre extends from pommel to the point at which the blade connects to the hilt. This guard is generally turned outwards during sport to protect the sword arm from touches. Hits with the entire blade or point are valid. As in foil, touches that land outside of the target area are not scored. However, unlike foil, these off-target touches do not stop the action, and the fencing continues. In the case of both fencers landing a scoring touch, the referee determines which fencer receives the point for the action, again through the use of "right of way".
Members of British Fencing
​No: 959028
  1. Vs University of Hull
    Vs University of Hull
  2. open fencing session
    open fencing session
  3. open fencing session
    open fencing session
  4. first day coaching
    first day coaching
  5. one on one coaching
    one on one coaching
  6. open fencing session
    open fencing session

Facilities

  1. Clothing
    All our equipment is there for you to use, Helmets, Gloves & Jackets are available in a wide range of sizes, From Junior to Adult. There is no additional cost for the use of these.
    All our equipment is there for you to use, Helmets, Gloves & Jackets are available in a wide range of sizes, From Junior to Adult. There is no additional cost for the use of these.
  2. Swords
    The club has a large selection of Foils & Sabres available for you to use if you don't have your own. There is no additional cost to use our swords.
    The club has a large selection of Foils & Sabres available for you to use if you don't have your own. There is no additional cost to use our swords.
  3. Advanced Equipment
    We have several electronic scoring systems including swords and bibs for those wanting to use them.
    We have several electronic scoring systems including swords and bibs for those wanting to use them.
  4. Sports Hall
    This area is fully booked out to use for the duration of the session. No problems with space, seating is available for those wanting to watch.
    This area is fully booked out to use for the duration of the session. No problems with space, seating is available for those wanting to watch.

Juniors

The Junior members have their own representative who is on hand for any questions or issues that they want to raise.

There is an award scheme run by The British Fencing Assosiation that they can aim for, if they wish, this is the Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.

The club has aided in the training of the 2016 Yorkshire U10 Foil Champion, the 2018 Yorkshire U12 Epee Champion, the U18 Silver medalist in Epee and the U12 Bronze medalist in Foil.
Meet The Team
The club is run by the members who have volunteered their time and services to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Any member will be happy to help in any way they can.

Club Members

Club Chairman

Head Coach

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CONTACT INFO
Address:
Hull Collegiate School at Tranby Croft
Kingston upon Hull
HU10 7EH

 
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