The club has a uniform to help us look organised and to present a professional aesthetic to the world. Clubs with a uniform tend to be taken more seriously by venue managers, by onlookers and potential students, and they also tend to have significantly better-looking photographs and videos! We do not mandate specific items or brands of clothing, just a colour scheme to keep everyone looking unified.
The club uniform is black trousers (or leggings or shorts) with a blue shirt. The shirt can be a t-shirt, a long-sleeved shirt, an athletic shirt or compression shirt, as you prefer – but the club colour is blue.
If you prefer to have knee-length trousers and long socks, then the trousers should be black, and the socks should be either black or dark/royal blue.
There is a blue club t-shirt available to purchase through our online shop. It is not a mandatory part of the uniform, and many people prefer to wear compression shirts of some sort, but it’s always nice to have the option of a club shirt!
In terms of footwear, please bring sensible indoor shoes. Thin-soled shoes are particularly good for this sort of martial art; trainers are fine, but they can cover for bad habits, whereas thin-soled shoes force you to address problems and fix them nice and early!
If this is going to be your first or second time coming along to the club, you don’t need to come wearing club uniform if you don’t have clothes in the right colours. Please do bring sensible footwear though!
Once you are coming along for your third session and thereafter, please do try to come with black trousers and a blue shirt.
Guests from other clubs
If you are a guest, visiting from another club, please do wear your own club’s preferred uniform, and take pride in showing where you learned to fence.