Why Fencing for Juniors?

Time and again we see the youngsters who don’t do well in mainstream team sports take to fencing with real enthusiasm. Younger pupils…

Fencing: where, when, how much?

West Devon Swords holds beginners’ courses through the year as well as other displays and demonstrations Our typical six-week beginners course in épée…

When can I start fencing?

Whether you are six or sixty-four (we’ve had beginners at those and all ages between), you can start fencing at any time. Experienced…

What do I wear for fencing?

Wear suitable clothing as for any kind of anaerobic sport. That means: Trainers (not outdoor shoes) with some grip Loose-fitting trousers (not tight…

Does fencing hurt?

Not if done properly. Although executed with appreciable energy, a good, clean fencing attack hurts no more than a tap on the shoulder.…

What qualities make a good fencer?

There are many. On the athletic side, speed and endurance must rank foremost. Other traits that can be exploited are strength (for explosive…

Fencing left-handed, good or bad?

It should be noted that left handers usually enjoy a slight advantage, especially against inexperienced fencers. This may account for the fact that…