Skip to content

Individual Fencing Lessons

The most effective way of developing the skills and requirements of fencing is through individual lessons with a coach.  In order to provide for this, I offer the opportunity for fencers to receive individual fencing lessons and train at weekends from 10.00am till 2.00pm at the Park Centre, Duke Street, Sheffield S2 5QP.  This is directly behind the Park Library on City Road. The building has a very tall brick chimney which can be seen from a distance and the entrance to the sports hall is via the fire doors on the Coates Street side of the centre.

If you wish to arrange individual lessons, download this Program of Fencing Lesson Dates and Times , get in touch and let me know your preferred dates and times from those available by email, phone or at club sessions.  If other dates are required, this can possibly be arranged.  The costs of lessons are – £25 for ½ hour, £50.00 for 1 hour.

The available dates for weekend individual fencing lesson are –

JanSun 15, Sun 22, Sat 28

FebSun 12, Sun 19

MarSat 11, Sun 26

AprSun 2, Sat 8, Sun 23

MaySun 14, Sat 20, Sun 28

JunSun 11, Sun 18

JulSun 2, Sat 8, Sat 22

The venue is also available for those who wish to fence.  If you wish to fence, you should let me know in order that electric equipment can be brought.  Those who are coming for lessons should arrive with sufficient time to warm up and prepare.  Also, if anyone fails to turn up for a lesson or cancels at short notice, they are expected to pay for the lesson.  Many fencers who have received regular lessons from myself have achieved National and International success including many National Champions, and major international results and these lessons have been essential to achieving this.

 You can contact me on – 07761 284378 or

Coaching Husayn Rosowsky, the 2012 Olympian, British Senior Foil Champion and Cadet World Championship Bronze Medallist at the Park Centre.

Here are a selection of individual lessons with myself.

1 – A short fencing lesson with a variety of exercises with Husayn Rosowsky.  This and the other lessons with Husayn were filmed in September 2011, shortly after Husayn had returned from fencing in the World Student Games in China where he came 6th eventually losing 15-7 to Lei, who was world number one at the time.  I started coaching Husayn when he was 7. Husayn progressed to compete in the 2012 Olympics and win the Senior Men’s Foil Championships. I must admit that there were moments when Husayn and myself were having a bit of fun with the exercises.

2 – In this lesson with Husayn Roswsky, the actions begin with an octave parry and the phrase is extended with different unannounced actions.

3 – This is a ‘choice of action’ routine – Husayn chooses between 1) sixte disengage. 2) sixte one-two 3)sixte disengage followed by a second intention counter-riposte. This routine was originally shown to me by my coaching colleague Phil Myers. The combination of a simple, a compound and a second intention action makes for a good exercise which develops a fencers technical and tactical skills.

4 – In this exercise a continuity hitting sequence is practiced.

5 – A short epee lesson with Joe Littler showing a range of exercises.  Joe has fenced for Britain in the Cadet (Under 17) squad, including in the European Cadet Championships.

6 – In this exercise, joe is instructed to hit the hand as the response to every action, the actions are unannounced and varied.

7 – Shortly after winning the British Senior Foil Championships, Husayn wanted more lessons over the Christmas holidays of 2012 as preparation for forthcoming events.

8 – A lesson at the Park Centre with Helen Solly in 2013.

9 – With David Alexander at the European Championships in Montreux 2015.

10 – With David Alexander at Mount St Mary’s on Mondays.

11 – Lesson with Nicholas Williams 2021.

12 – Lesson with Nicholas Williams 2021.

13 – Lesson with Iris Rau 2021

14 – Lesson with Iris Rau 2021

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Suzannah Rockett permalink
    January 5, 2012 9:08 pm

    Hi Adam,

    I have booked my lessons on line, so hope the system works,



    • January 5, 2012 10:50 pm

      Hi Suzannah

      You may have attempted to edit the program on the website, which you can’t actually do, I have to log in to do that. If you email me the dates you want then I can add them to the program.

      Happy New Year


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: