The club is nothing without the amazing work of our coaches, both paid and voluntary. They are the guiding force of the club and without them we simply wouldn’t be here.

We are exceptionally fortunate to have a wide and varied group of coaches all of whom add a huge amount of experience and enthusiasm.  All our coaches are PVG checked and our paid coaches are all listed on the British Fencing Coaches Register.

Club lessons are available as part of your membership from any of our coaches every weekday training night.  They are generally 15 minutes in length and may be with any club coach.

The club operates a first-come basis for club lessons.   Simply add your name to the list at the start of each night and the coaches will work their way through it.  Any lessons not completed on a given night will roll over to the next.

Individual Lessons must be arranged with your chosen coach and is a private agreement with them. Please email or call them to discuss your requirements.

keith and jaimieKEITH COOK


Keith is co-founder of Salle Holyrood and has been coaching for 9 years.  He has a British Fencing Level 3 Coaching Qualification and Level 3 Certificate in Mentoring.  Keith is owner of plastic fencing coaching organisation, Fencing Fun. Read Keith’s full profile here

email:  mobile: 07921 853728

Sean Walton

P1020759Sean is co-founder of Salle Holyrood and has been coaching for 19 years.  Sean has a Level 5 International Fencing Master’s Diploma.  Sean is also one half of The Fencing Podcast.  Read Sean’s full profile here.

mobile: 07764 685520

Andy Profile picProfessor Andy Alderman

Andy has 27 years coaching experience and holds the level 5 British Fencing Academy qualification in all 3 weapons.  Andy coaches at Salle Holyrood on a Monday evening.   Read Andy’s full profile here. 


Gavin McMenemy

Gavin has his Level 2 Epee Qualification and Level 1 Foil.  He is currently working towards his Level 3 Epee.  Gav has been coaching for 6 years and works with our young epeeists on a Wednesday evening.  Gav is also the other half of The Fencing Podcast.  Read Gav’s full profile here. 


Paul Stanbridge

Paul Stanbridge is a recently qualified Level 2 Coach and runs our adult beginners class on a Monday evening. Paul is now an active participant of the senior and veterans fencing scene. Read Paul’s full profile here.