Fencing – an incomplete history

Fencing has evolved over 800 years from a deadly combat to a complete sport. Speed of movement and the intricate strategy of ancient…

Beginners Course Syllabus

The six-week beginners course follows the following syllabus: Aims To introduce complete newcomers to the modern sport of fencing By the end of…

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…