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Join our monthly coaching seminars in St Albans, Hertfordshire - just 20 mins north of London.
Whether you are looking to start coaching, further your qualifications, or develop your knowledge and connect with like-minded coaches, we can help. 

B.A.F Qualifications are recognised internationally, and accepted for the British Fencing Register.

Find out more about the British Academy of Fencing.

Provision is also available for more experienced coaches looking to train towards Advanced  / Diploma examinations.

Current Training:

Level 2/3 Coaching Course (Spring 2023)

We are currently working with coaches who have a Level 1 qualification towards examination for Level 2/3 in April.
Training is on Sunday afternoons.

If you wish to join this course or apply for examination, please enquire now.

Level 1 Coaching Course

We may offer a Level 1 (Assistant Coach) course in Summer 2023.

If you are interested in being informed about this, please enquire now.



Professor Tony Middleton

Tony has been coaching fencing for over 10 years, and is a Full Master / Maitre d'Armes of the British Academy of Fencing. He is the current Chairman of the Hertfordshire Fencing Association, and Head Coach of Hitchin Fencing Club and St Albans Fencing Club. His students have qualified for GBR, the and the Welsh National Team. He is also a fight choreographer for theatre, and a professional magician. See


We follow the British Academy of Fencing syllabus, and qualifications are recognised by British Fencing for their coach register. 

Completion of B.A.F Level 1 allows you to work as an Assistant Coach under the instruction of a Level 2 qualified coach or above.
Completion of B.A.F Level 2 upwards allows you to run your own club (once you have completed the other requirements of the B.F.A Register).
For more information on joining the BF Register,
click here.

The British Academy of Fencing is the acknowledged coaching organisation for the sport of fencing in the United Kingdom. It offers a coaching pathway from Assistant Coach to Fencing Master.


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