Code Of Conduct
All fencers must wear suitable kit that conforms to the appropriate safety standards for training and tournaments as defined by British Fencing. Please have a look at the equipment guidelines on our website.
All fencers must, when they are not fencing or practicing, carry their weapons either by the pommel with the points towards the floor or by gripping the point, with the weapon hanging down vertically.
Fencers can only fence/exercise if wearing indoor sports shoes, to keep the floor clean.
Please don’t leave any rubbish behind- water bottles, paper cups, wrappers etc. - throw it away or take your rubbish with you.
All our classes are drop off/ pick up. Therefore, we ask parents to drop their children off 5 minutes prior to the class starting and to collect them 5 minutes before the class ends.
Although Knightsbridge Fencing Club has always welcomed family dogs, please note that it is strictly forbidden to bring them into St. Luke’s and its surrounding grounds.
Please note that we are not allowed to use the St. Luke’s car park - not even for drop off/ pick-ups.
We can't allow your child to attend fencing class if he or she is ill.
Fencing weapons must be carried point down or in a fencing bag. Minors may not hold blades unless they are wearing masks. A mask, glove, fencing jacket, plastron, breeches, fencing socks and plimsoles (indoor sport shoes) must be worn while fencing. No jeans, shorts, sweatpants or casual pants are allowed. No type of movement with the blade is allowed if any person within 3 meter of the action is unmasked. When fencing, especially in a group, a student may not under any circumstances remove a mask while another fencer’s blade point is raised or when other fencers are making any type of movement with their blades. Walking or standing close to fencers in a bout or while practicing, when blade points are raised or blades are in motion is prohibited. Unsportsmanlike behaviour, as diving, or improper rough or strong movements, whether intentional or not, are prohibited and will result in expulsion. Any illness, injury or the taking of medication must be reported to the instructor before a lesson or practice. No participation while under the influence of medicines which cause drowsiness or disorientation. You represent that you are in good physical condition, have no physical or mental health problems that will preclude your participation in fencing activities. Specifically, you represent that you have no underlying cardiovascular, neurological or any other illness that will prevent or inhibit your participation in fencing classes. You fully understand and agree that in participating in any fencing program, there is the possibility of accident, injury, disability or death. You agree to assume these risks and release and discharge the owners of Knightsbridge Fencing Club and all other participants in the stated activities of and from all claims, demands, actions, and causes of action of any sort, for injuries sustained to the member’s person and/or property during the member’s presence on the premises and the member’s participation in the stated activities. You give consent to Knightsbridge Fencing Club and its representatives to obtain medical care at your expense from any licensed physician, hospital or clinic for you and/or the above-mentioned student for any injury or illness that may arise during activities associated with Knightsbridge Fencing Club.
· All Knightsbridge Fencing Club members must have British Fencing Membership. Only British Fencing members are allowed to participate in tournaments and provide appropriate insurance in case of any accidents. All members must also agree to follow the Safety Rules.
· All participants must wear fencing uniform according the British Fencing rules and regulations.
Do not attend our fencing classes if you or your child is suffering from a contagious infection of any sort.