By Sam Minoudis
Kingston’s Fencing club are steps away from representing Britain, as they prepare to fight in the country’s biggest comeptitons for the first time.
KU fencers will duel with the nation’s top competitors in a style of fencing called ‘Epee’ which uses the heaviest weapon associated with the sport, and uses the whole body as a target.
Points gained from these competitions improve the team’s national ranking.
When high enough, this will allow participation in international events.
The first competition will be the London Thames International Open Epee this weekend at Surrey Sports Park, run by KU fencing coach Katie Smith.
The event is considered a perfect warm up for the British Nationals which take place in two weeks’ time.