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 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…

HEMA: Weapon safety

Following on from our post on Safe Conduct of Classes , and both posts on safety and protective equipment, with breakdown, here follows…

Épée and Sabre

West Devon Swords is setting up beginners classes in épée and sabre, which anyone can learn safely with the proper teaching. Would-be duellists…

What are the Modern Fencing Weapons?

Overview There are three weapons in modern fencing, each with different rules and target areas: •  Foil is the foremost training weapon •  Epée is…