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Individual Fencing Lessons

The most effective way of developing the skills and requirements of fencing is through individual lessons with a coach.  Any fencer who wants to make real progress should arrange to have individual lessons.  In order to provide for this, Adam Blight offers the opportunity for fencers to receive lessons and train at weekends from 12.00pm till 4.00pm at the Park Centre, Duke Street, Sheffield S2 5QP.  This is directly behind the Duke Street library, the building has a very tall brick chimney which can be seen from a distance. The entrance to the hall will be through the fire exit at the side on Coats Street

Individual lessons from Adam will be available on the dates listed below. Those wishing to book lessons should let Adam know their preferred dates and times or put their name down on the lesson plan.  To download the up to date lesson plan click here – Lesson Plan . If other dates are required, this can probably be arranged, also extra time can be added on the dates listed below. The costs of lessons are – £25 for ½ hour, £50 for 1 hour.

Current dates for lessons are –

March – 5th, 27th.

April – 2nd, 17th, 24th.

May – 8th, 14th, 22nd.

June – 11th, 25th.

July – 10th, 16th, 24th, 30th.

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

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 Adam Blight have achieved National and International success and these lessons have been essential to achieving this.

 You can contact me on – 07761 284378 or

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 he is now in London studying maths at Greenwich University and training with the Olympic Pathway Program.  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 unanounced and varied.

7 – In this routine, all offensive and defensive actions involve circles.

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


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