Essential Info: sessions and venues

West Devon Swords has a range of classes for the following activities:

Sports Fencing – Juniors  •  Historical Swordplay


Juniors’ fencing

LWFC sabre masterclass Juniors fencing is currently limited to schools until the end of the Summer Term.

We are looking at numbers with a view to starting a new weekday late afternoon slot in the Autumn.

Returning fencers and newcomers welcome; British Fencing Grades syllabus.


Historical SwordplayRapier and Dagger sparring

  • Thursdays 8-9.30pm
  • Okehampton Baptist Church
  • Continuing rapier, longsword, sword and buckler
  • Ages 16yrs+
  • Equipment provided
  • £6 per session
  • Contact: Robin Catling 07956 409818 or westdevonswords@gmail.com

We will be studying and applying techniques from historical manuals; the class will be no more demanding than a moderate physical exercise class; size, strength or agility are not limiting factors for this beginners’ class.

Light protective equipment (fencing jackets, masks, gloves, chest protectors and arm-guards) will be provided for use in class.

Please note this is the study of historical combat techniques, it is NOT re-enactment, stage combat, LARP or other role-playing. Please see our post ‘What is HEMA’ for further information. Safe training and sparring is our primary concern. See our post: HEMA – is it safe?

Reply by email to westdevonswords@gmail.com, use our contact form, or call 07956 409818 to reserve your place.

Please pass on to friends, family and colleagues who may be interested.

For further information on historical swordplay, please go to:
http://westdevonswords.info/what-is-hema/