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Chichester Fencing Club

Where everyone is welcome!




Tel: 07708508332

Email: info@chichester-fencing-club.org.uk

 

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About Us


History

Chichester Fencing Club was started in 1950 by the foilist and sabreur Mac Jaeger. An exuberant and charismatic international children's author, Mac developed a strong portfolio of fencing in Scotland under the legendary master Rogier Crosnier and fought internationally in France at Montpelier University with some of the greats of his day. Not content with just proving himself with the sword he added bull fighting in Nîmes and motor racing in Le Mans to his increasing adventures. A natural sabreur and marrying into the heady world of the theatre he was inspired by the derring-do of the early screen heros and was highly motivated latterly by his encounter with Bob Anderson in master classes when Bob was national coach. Bob has of course been the fight arranger for many block busters including the Zorro films.


Mac was delighted to see the Club's great leaps forward under its new director Sharon Blackman, who was awarded the British Empire Medal in 2016 for services to Fencing. More recently, fencers from the club have gone on to win both open and national championships and now regularly represent Team GB on the international stage. 

Master Armourer


Chichester Fencing Club is very lucky to have its very own master armourer, Mr David Lichfield. David has been associated with the club for over 15 years. If David has not been called to attend a major fencing competition he can be found on Fridays at the fencing club. Fencers are very welcome to have their equipment checked by him at the club or at David's home. David regularly attends many major events every year, including the British championships, the Eden Cup and the Leon Paul International.



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