Classes and Fees

Class Schedule

The Monday evening practice is the core club program, which remains essentially recreational. It includes beginners in both Fencing and HEMA. Members can participate in both or either of the two club days; with the added proviso that the Tuesday HEMA program is of an advanced nature and hence members need to qualify by completing an Intro course first.

A HEMA Intro course typical runs from an Open Day for two months and culminates in a HEMA league event where you can test the skills you have been working on.

Individual lessons can be arranged with either David or Glenda on either day, if available.

Mondays: HEMA

Time Activity
19:00 - 19:30 Warm-up, physical preparation and footwork
19:30 - 20:30 Group HEMA technical lessons (course cycle)
20:30 - 21:00 Personal coaching, directed bouting and HEMA sparring
21:00 - 22:00 Post session drinks at Barristers

Tuesdays: Fencing

Time Activity
19:00 - 19:30 Warm-up, physical preparation and footwork training
19:30 - 20:30 Group fencing lesson
20:30 - 21:00 Bouting

Wednesdays: HEMA intro

Time Activity
19:00 - 19:30 Warm-up
19:30 - 20:30 HEMA intro course + HEMA open lesson
20:30 - 21:00 HEMA Sparring

Fee Structure 2024

The tuition covers the hall rental and a club contribution for costs. Protective kit is leased out with rent and a deposit. No rental for equipment is required for the intro course

There are two sets of payments that are required:

  • Annual Club membership fees
  • Quarterly Tuition fees

Intro Course

The introductory course for newcomers at our club venue. Rental price for required kit is included in the price. R880.

Club fees

These are due at the beginning of the year entitles members to practice at our club venue and participate in club activities. R800.

Tuition Fees

The are two payment options available to members:

  • Fees per quarter, and payable within the first three weeks of each period:
    • 1 session a week: R1185 Per Quarter (R395 Per Month)
    • 2 sessions a week: R1395 Per Quarter (R465 Per Month)
  • Pre-paid vouchers exchangeable for lessons
    • 10 = R1380 (R138 each)
    • 25 = R3075 (R123 each)

It is the responsibility of members to hand over a voucher to the instructor on the day of the practice!

Equipment Fees

Kit is rented out, with a deposit required.

Wearing a glove is compulsory, and all members are expected to have the own after the first month. They are available at about R400. Sports fencing gloves are available from R250

After the introductory period, basic equipment (mask and/or jacket) is available to hire:

  • Mask (LP) Rental: R250 Deposit: R1900
  • Mask (WS) Rental: R150 Deposit: R900
  • Fencing Jacket: R100 Deposit: R800
  • Chest Protector: R50 Deposit: R300

Club location

Our club hall is at the 3rd Claremont Scout Hall which is just across the road from the Forrester’s Arms.

5 Greenford Rd, Newlands, Cape Town, 7700