Founder and Beginner's Coach
Laura has over 10 years of fencing experience and a Level 3 Coaching Award from the British Academy of Fencing. Known to some as "Mamma Braveheart" it is not only her role to coach the beginner's class but also to make sure that everyone is happy. Having spent most of her life working with children Laura is used to taking on a motherly role but this doesn't mean she won't work you hard!
Laura first met her future husband, Bjarne, at a fencing club in 2011 when she had already been fencing for 3 years and it wasn't long before she picked him out as her coach. It was also Bjarne that first got Laura into coaching and they have been a great partnership ever since. Finally in 2018 Laura and Bjarne tied the knot!
Bjarne is our most experienced coach with 30 years of fencing experience across Europe. He has worked with fencers of all levels, from beginners to international fencers since 1992. He holds a Diploma Epee Coaching Award (Level 5) from the British Academy of Fencing.
He is passionate about epee fencing and is always happy to give his time to those who wish to learn.
"Loyalty is everything in your fencing success, it makes fencing masters work for you" - Bac H Tau
Bjarne has been instrumental in the development of the salle since 2015 and when he is not giving individual lessons to our fencers, he is usually trying to keep up with equipment maintenance or renovating our building!
Fridays (Term Time Only)
17.00 - 18.00
Plastic Fencing Class for children aged 5 - 8 years old
18.00 - 20.00
Epee class suitable for children ages 8+ years & adults
Participants should wear long trousers that are comfortable to move around in, a t-shirt and trainers. Long hair should be tied back but not high up on the head as it won't fit under the fencing mask. It is a good idea to bring a water bottle.
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Mixed Ability Epee Classes
(children ages 10+ years & adults)
Sundays and Wednesdays (All Year Round)
18.00 - 21.00
Please ensure our coaches know that you plan to attend the class.
Class Format (subject to change):
Arrive, Kit Up and Self Led Warm Up (15 minutes)
Coach or Peer Led Footwork Session (15 minutes)
Coach Led Bladework Session (1 hour)
Sparring (1.5 hours)
You are not obliged to attend the entire class but to minimise disruption for your fellow fencers, if you are planning to attend the bladework session please be kitted up and ready to work by 18.30 and be prepared to take part for the whole hour.
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