Swords in the Park

Our HEMA sessions indoors have finished for this term, so to tide us over the Summer, the plan is: Swords in the Park!…

Essential Info: sessions and venues

West Devon Swords has a range of classes for the following activities: Sports Fencing – Juniors  •  Sportsfencing – Adults  •  Historical Swordplay

HEMA reading list – Spring 2018

As requested, the beginnings of our HEMA reading list. Starting with a selection of the West Devon Swords bookshelf, the majority are works…

Our HEMA video picks playlist

In our most recent HEMA class, I was asked for a playlist of good material. While Google and YouTube will give you an…

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…

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…

Fiore’s longsword guards

By: Robin Catling. From our Historical Swordplay class, our starting point is the twelve guard positions taken from Fiore’s treatise. The four high,…