I have recently qualified as a Go Fence Instructor which provides a great introduction to the sport and will hopefully encourage more people to take up fencing as a hobby. On Wednesday, I was providing the first session of a progressive course for my friends at the Adventure Rope Course. I had previously helped out on a few sessions and was quite looking forward to start this one off.
After a few safety rules we looked at moving forwards and backwards which is a fundamental aspect of fencing before putting on the protective equipment and picking up the foils for a simple fencing exercises. The young people had a really good time and I have been advised by their teacher that they are already looking forward to next weeks session.