Safety First

Our guidelines on safety are under constant review. Also, beginners may appreciate the reassurance under Does it Hurt? In short: no. Introduction Fencing…

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…