Brian Riseley is a club coach who has been fencing for 30 years and coaching both children and adults for 20 years. He has coached sports schools for SportsCoach and for Merton and Guildford Councils and over a dozen schools. He has given private lessons and organised birthday fencing parties, and even the odd fencing wedding stag party.
Brian has also coached his son, David Riseley, who is a top GB fencer and former member of the GB Olympic team. He has also coached a number of others children to gain top national titles and rankings in the British National and England Championships.
At Wimbledon Fencing Club, and a number of other clubs and schools, Brian coaches all first-timers on the beginnersâ€™ course as a group, covering areas such as fitness, stance, hand & foot work, basic attack & defence, and safety.
Brian's X-Swords Prep Fencing Club is for children aged from 6 to 8 years old. This runs through the year at King's Swords Fencing Club on Saturday mornings. Brian also coaches top grade young fencers by invitation as part of the X-Swords Elite Fencing Club.