Private: Regional Development Day Competition Preparation

When: 12 January 2020 – 10am to 4pm
Where: St Gabriel’s School, Newbury
Cost £35

A development day for all weapons with 3 coaches:

James Roberts – James started fencing in 1992/3. As a fencer, James represented both his County and Region at both Sabre and Foil. He then took up sabre as his main weapon and under the tutelage of Peter Frohlich, Laszlo Jakab and Harry Jones, went onto represent both England and Britain.

Antonio Frulio – Antonio started his fencing career in 1995. Under the tutelage of Nerses Yeghiazaryan, Armenian international champion, he won several local and regional medals. 

Reka Gemesi-Collins – Growing up in a fencing family in Hungary, she was involved with fencing from a very young age. By the age of 17 she was an assistant coach, providing daily training, giving lessons, organizing trips for competitions and team building. She works with the beginners as well as cadet & junior nationals.   


  1. Warm up – General games and a competition warm up, which athletes can use at competitions if they don’t already have their own routine.
  2. Basic Conditioning – Because you can never have enough conditioning!! – speed ladder, coordination and timing focused exercises.
  3. Weapon Specific Footwork – Varying in difficulty, all relevant to the weapon fenced and the modern conventions.
  4. Group Session – Competition Preparation. – how watch other fencers in a poole and to plan a fight against various types of opponents, strategies on the use of time, distance and speed, simple actions and how to counter them.
  5. Free fence, with emphasis on practising techniques taught earlier on the day;
    1-to-1 lessons.

 Please bring your own kit  – plastrons and breeches must be worn during free fencing. Scoring equipment will be provided.

Booking – please book this course in advance.

To book please email: development@southernfencing.org.uk
with the following information:

Weapon(s) – Foil/Epee/Sabre
Contact Number (fencer or parent)

£35 payment in advance should be made by BACS to:
Account:   Southern Fencing Region
Sort Code: 30-84-87
account no: 30400568
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