OCRA junior fencers make the grade

Congratulations to Todd Rook and Brendan Miles (pictured) who passed their British Fencing Grade One Foil assessment this week. We’re already striding ahead…

OCRA Juniors Fencing Apr-May 2018

Our latest half term block for junior’s fencing commences Tuesday 17 April, 5pm at Parkland Leisure Centre, all ages and abilities, including beginners,…

FIE Rule Changes – Juniors

As a result of the recent FIE Congress decisions please note there have been two rule changes in relation to minimum ages for…

Foil: The Sport of Kings

by Robin Catling: The foil is a descendant of the light court sword formerly used by nobility to train for duels – there…

Fencing Quiz: Saint or Sinner?

by Victoria Pritchard: Pick the answers that apply to you and add up the points in the brackets next to them to find…

The evolution of sporting weapons

By Robin Catling:  Although the use of heavy metal armour during the Middle Ages made swordsmanship virtually obsolete, the development of firearms in…

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…

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…