National-level teams

Our women's and men's first teams compete in the top university leagues with outstanding results. We also have second teams, where less experienced fencers can compete.

Courses and training at all levels

Whether you're an experienced fencer or a complete beginner, we have multiple sessions a week, tailored for you.

Fencing @ UoE

Fencing is a sport with a long history, made of three separate disciplines: epee, foil, and sabre, each with its weapon and rules.

Whether you are already an experienced fencer or completely new to our sport and curious about it, this is the right place for you. The club, like most University clubs in the UK, is entirely run by students, and offers beginners' sessions, intermediate training, free electric fencing, and the chance to become part of a national-level team. You won't need any special kit to begin: you can borrow it from the Club. You don't need any particular physical skill other than the will to experiment — and it will be fun from day one.

Browse the website for more information, and check out our Facebook page and other social media linked at the bottom of this page for the latest news. You can also drop in at any of our sessions at the beginning of the term.

New to fencing?

New to fencing?
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About the club

About the club
Already a fencer? Give us the opportunity to introduce the club to you! Founded in 1930, Edinburgh University Fencing Club is one of the university’s...

How to join

How to join
Your mind is already made up? Great! Here are the next steps. If you are a University of Edinburgh student and are considering joining us,...

When and where

When and where
Edinburgh University Fencing Club aims to meet the training demands of fencers of every level. All equipment is supplied by the club as necessary. The...