Prof. Bob Anderson and Mark Hamill

Annual General Meeting 2022

This year the AGM will be held on Saturday 8th January 2022.

It will be held at Bentley Brook Inn, Fenny Bentley, Ashbourne, DE6 1LF. Tel. 01335 350278.

All members of the Academy are urged to attend.
The meeting of Maîtres d’Escrime, Provosts and Members to commence at 9.30 am.  Main Meeting to start at 10.20am.
The Academy will be providing a free light lunch.
All positions on the Committee, except that of the Secretary, are due for election at this year’s AGM. Members may request a proxy (postal) vote for the election of the President, by applying to the Secretary.
All other positions will be determined by votes at the AGM itself. Proposals for alteration or addition to the articles are required, in writing to the Secretary, at least 21 days before the meeting (by 16th December). Other proposals to be tabled at the AGM should be submitted to the Secretary 10 days before the AGM (by 27th December). Apologies for absence may be forwarded via any Committee Member.
There will be no formal evening meal, however members are invited to dine together starting around 7pm onwards if they wish in the evening.
Other hotels in the area are Premier Inn and Travelodges.
Mrs J .A. Redikin, Secretary BAF.


There are no upcoming events at this time.
  • We provide a training system that is 100% focused on the sword in hand acquisition of the skills of a fencing coach.
  • Our curriculum provides for a systematic and logical development of these skills from beginner coach to Fencing Master.
  • Our mission is to develop the practical skills of the fencing coach to the highest possible degree.
  • We provide teaching and support in the technical and tactical skills of coaching any fencer from beginner to Olympic competitor.
  • We support and encourage coaches and Masters in the continual development of their own skills and the modernisation of the sport.
  • We provide a technical foundation from which a coach can then choose to develop as a club, school, leisure or performance coach.
  • We provide an extensive set of supporting documents for these skills.