Which is the ‘best weapon’?

Such a question is an open invitation to religious warfare. Everybody loves to participate, but nothing is ever settled. If the question means…

Rules: How Bouts are Fenced

The field of play is a long strip, or piste. A scored encounter between fencers is called a bout. Bouts are fenced to…

Introduction to Safety

Fencing is a safe sport. Regulation equipment conforming to safety standards and common sense fencing helps to maintain our good safety record. First,…

Official Safety Guidelines

A summary of British Fencing Safety Guidelines is available as a PDF document. Get Acrobat Reader to view PDF documents The club fencing…

General Safety Rules

Finally, a few common sense precautions, although they apply to all, they are directed more to the younger fencer whose enthusiasm and exuberance…

Safety: The Mask

Check that your mask has a backstrap fitted. This is a piece of elastic approximately 2 inches wide attached across the back of…