Introduction to Safety

Sabre glovesFencing is a safe sport. Regulation equipment conforming to safety standards and common sense fencing helps to maintain our good safety record.

First, always wear a mask when fencing. Occasionally in a controlled lesson, the coach may dispense with the mask while demonstrating a particular point, but this is an exception. Unless the coach says otherwise, the rule is PLAY IT SAFE.

Safety covers a number of aspects, not least the equipment that we use:

•  Safety first – our approach to safety.
•  Official safety guidelines from British Fencing
•  General safety rules from Sway Fencing Club
•  Safety: The plastron
•  Safety: The mask
•  Safety: The jacket
•  Safety: The glove
•  Safety: Breeches
•  Unsafe weapons and what to look for (coming soon)