For younger fencers that want to take their fencing onto the next level we have one of the best high performance fencing programmes for youth foil in the UK. 98% of our young fencer’s on our performance programmes have been selected to represent their country at International tournaments. Moreover, our athletes learn self-discipline, dedication, hard work, and time management
This elite membership allows unlimited session attendance, however, Performance sessions are compulsory at least 3 times a week to ensure your training is progressing. Individual lessons, training, fitness and competition plans are all included. Lessons will be monitored by our head coach and the majority of your lessons will be taken by our head coach or under his supervision or by one of our junior coaches. You will be expected to train in all aspects of fencing, including footwork, blade work drills. The strength & conditioning and fitness sessions must also be attended as often as the coach directs. Competition preparation, tactics and training diaries will be kept and fencers are expected to use and complete these where necessary. Special sessions including guest sparring partners, dedicated fitness coaches, talks by sports psychologists will be run throughout the year. Some of these may incur an extra charge but we will keep this to a minimum for each fencer. If a charge is applied to a certain session it will not be made compulsory for the fencer to attend
We would like to give all fencers of any age that enjoy competing and have a dream of becoming a good competitive fencer the opportunity to join the elite. We will supply all necessary kit & equipment for all UK competitions if needed. However, we expect the fencers to supply their own foil, body wire and to progress towards owning all their own kit & equipment. Fighting Fit staff will attend the majority of the competitions to help and guide the fencer during the competitions.
Entry into our Elite membership is by application or invitation only. There are only a limited number of places in the Elite to ensure we can dedicate the resources needed fairly. Elite membership is not guaranteed, if the coaching staff do not feel that the work load and effort shown is enough you may be asked to leave the Elite programme and be moved to another level of membership. Please note we DO NOT judge you or your child on results, only by effort & enthusiasm. We are aiming to train competitive fencers for the future not for quick results now