Essential Info: sessions and venues

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

Sports Fencing – Juniors  •  Historical Swordplay


Juniors’ fencing returns 24 April

LWFC sabre masterclass Juniors Fencing returns to Parklands this half term from April 24th.

Wednesdays 17.00-18.00, Parklands Leisure Centre

£4.50/session or £20 for the five-week block.

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/