About Our Club

Heriot-Watt University Fencing Club has existed for a long time. It has gone from a club with one coach and three fencers to a club that has won international student competitions.

At the moment it is a club aimed at all fencers, from experts to beginners. If you have never fenced before or if you have won national medals we are the club for you.

Our club charter

We aim to provide the following service to all our members:

  1. To provide an opportunity for any member to practice the sport with the assistance of a coach.
  2. To provide a range of competitive opportunities to allow members to compete individually and/or for the University.
  3. To provide an opportunity for members to gain a worthwhile social experience through the sport.

What does a typical season involve?


Our club coach will typically give everyone in the club a group lesson on footwork and bladework before we move into individual lessons and practice matches.

Many of our club members have some degree of coaching qualifications themselves, so we’re very much able to help new members with any problems you have, as well as teaching experienced members some new techniques.

There is no need for any member to go out and buy their own equipment in order to fence with us as this can be provided by the club – though if you wish to do so, we can direct you towards the best deals.


Competitions take place periodically throughout the year. We will provide you with everything you need to know about upcoming fencing competitions throughout Scotland, including student competitions and opens.

We encourage you to attend as many as possible, as it’s a great way to learn how to fence better and the great atmosphere and company mean it’s always a fun weekend.