Juniors and Adults Fencing for 2018

New for January 2018 Juniors’ Introduction to Olympic Foil Juniors’ fencing returns to Parklands Leisure centre: Tuesdays, 5-6pm Commencing Jan. 16th Parklands Sports…

Essential Info: sessions and venues

West Devon Swords is arranging venues for classes in the New Year for the following activities: Sports Fencing – Juniors  •  Sportsfencing –…

Fencing age groups

Youth fencing is usually divided up by age bands. The age of a fencer is normally taken as at Jan 1st in the…

British Fencing Awards Scheme

Badges are a good way to structure your learning and set targets for achievement, particularly for younger fencers. As a modern sport, fencing…

The rules of fencing

The rules of modern sports fencing are divided into four basic categories: the rules of the fencing strip (the piste); the rules of…

Nine Parries

By Robin Catling. To parry: to defend yourself from a weapon or an attack by blocking or pushing the weapon away. In sports…

The length of a rapier

By Robin Catling. A favourite topic amongst beginners and enthusiasts alike: how long is a rapier? How long should it be? Is there…