Olympic Fencing

Beginners Course At the Full Circle Dockland Settlement

You are welcome to come and try this old Olympic Sport

THIS SUMMER WILL SEE THE LAUNCH OF A SPORTS PROGRAMME THAT WILL OFFER THE CHANCE TO TRY A NEW SPORT for £1.50 for under 18s

£3.00 per session for over 18s - Only 20 places available for this taster programme.

Wednesday Evenings between 4.30pm and 6.00pm

The chance to learn a new and exciting Olympic sport is on offer to students of all ages in the Docklands Settlement that is managed by Full Circle

Students will learn the discipline of the sword and will get the chance to learn the techniques of the Sabre from one of Bristols best teachers

The safety equipment and the swords will be provided by the British Fencing Association and all students need to do is make sure they are wearing loose fitting clothing and that they bring refreshments since this is going to be hot and sweaty

For anyone with the interest in getting into films the skill of fencing for men or for women is highly prized and could be the difference when looking for that first screen role

Instuctors and equipment is being kindly supplied by the British Fencing Association

How To Fence: The Basics of Fencing, Taught by Olympians

How dangerous is fencing? - like any sport it is vital to listen and learn - fooling around with what is a deadly weapon will not be allowed since this sessions is about safety and skills

What should I wear? - loose clothing, trainers and not high heels and bring water - its liable to get quite hot

Is it just for boys? - NO girls have a chance to get to the Olympics too and it starts heare on Thursday August 6th

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Joseph Bologne - The Chevalier De Saint-Georges

Joseph Bologne - The Chevalier De Saint-Georges ‘The Black Mozart’ (1745-1799)

  • Musically Saint-George was considered the “King of Pop” of his age;

  • Militarily he helped prevent what could have been the early collapse of the French Revolution. The vicissitudes of his journey are dramatic: from a young outsider in Paris to the dizzying heights of superstardom in pre-Revolutionary France.

  • In his lifetime Saint George was an elite musketeer of the King’s Horse Guard; a master-swordsman and Europe’s fencing champion;

  • A composer, violin impresario, and opera director that influenced Mozart;

  • Queen Marie-Antoinette’s music teacher and confidant; a playboy whose inner circle included the author of Valmont;

  • A military hero who championed the French Revolution.

Sabre - the Olympic and Film Fencing programme

Wednesday, June 1st, 4:30-6pm

Dockland Settlement, City Road, St Paul's Bristol

RSVPs are enabled for this event.