Fencing Holidays in France

Priscille (our coach on Mondays) is putting together some exciting fencing holidays in France. Fencing holidays are a great way to quickly develop your fencing, whilst also being a fantastic way to have a break and get away from studies for just a few days. All Club members are welcome, including beginners.

There are two separate trips, click on the links for details:

Fencing Weekend in Dinard – Brittany, France – click here for more info

Fencing at the beach – St Raphael, Cote d’Azur – click here for more info

Jean-Christophe (our coach on Fridays) will be coaching alongside Priscille on both trips. In Dinard, Frank Nicolet will be the Sabre coach – he is training the top 10 Sabre in France. In St Raphael, Maître Reilhes will be the saber coach, he was venerable Sabre educator at the National fencing coach school for 2 years. All in all this is some world class coaching!!

If you like the sound of fencing in the french sun then email the club, the address is: fencing @ imperial  ac uk

First Victory to IC Men’s 1st

Victory to IC Men’s 1st Fencing Team vs. Sussex University Men’s.  135-73

This was the first match of the new session for the Men’s 1st and a very convincing win, the team should be proud of the start to the season. Taking to the piste for IC were many new faces assisted by some veterans from the team last year…

The match kicked off with foil. The IC Foilists, in the shape of Ed Collier, Chris Namih and Indy Leclercq, taking an early lead. Finally finishing off Sussex’s Foilists in fine style and a massive 26 point margin. Following them was the Sabre team consisting of; Jean-Romain  Cavaillez, Seung ‘Wookie’ Lyeo and Maiyuran  Ratneswaran.  After a slightly unsure start by Maiyuran, the Sabreuers managed to wake up and pull a 24 point win out of the bag. This left the Epee team to close the match. Following the decisive wins at Foil and Sabre, the match was by this point a foregone conclusion, 45 points being the most one weapon is able to win by, so it was purely for IC pride that the Epee team  were fencing. It was the concept of fencing that seemed to stump, fresher, Marcello Colombino with him losing his first match 5-0. Thankfully the day was rescued by the now experienced, veteran, Alessandro Costamagna and, myself, Edward Gilhead, with Marcello finally working out what to do by the final bout of the match.

Edward Gilhead

IC Fencing Men’s 1st Captain

Fencing Club 08/09

Ladies and Gents of the Club,

We’re the most successful sports club in Imperial,
scoring more BUSA points than any other club last season for more than 8 years in a row! – yeah!!

Hope you’ve all had a great summer. Everyone is asking about fencing this year…

Regular sessions this year with Club Coaches:

Every Monday and Friday, 6pm till 8pm
Ethos Sports Hall, Prince’s Gardens
(Friday 10th October: First club session of the year)

Team training session with Leo Suarez:

Every Monday and Friday, 12 till 2pm
Mondays – Union Dining Hall (large room with wood panelled walls)
Fridays – Meeting Room 1 (top floor, past the snooker tables)

Welcome back,

Imperial College Fencing Club

Women's vs Kent

After finally having it confirmed we had won the southern premiership by the narrowest of margins, the draw for the last 16 put us up against the University of Kent, winners of the south eastern conference…

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Women’s vs Kent

After finally having it confirmed we had won the southern premiership by the narrowest of margins, the draw for the last 16 put us up against the University of Kent, winners of the south eastern conference…

(more…)