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…

Safety: The Plastron

Always wear an under plastron. This is a half jacket that covers your sword arm side and is worn under the fencing jacket.…

Safety: The Jacket

Except for the pull-over style (a back zip, or collar fastening), the jacket should fasten on the non-sword arm side, that is, zipped…

Safety: The Glove

The glove should have a gauntlet (cuff) that reaches approximately half way up the forearm. Wear it on the outside of the sleeve.…

Safety: Breeches

Fencing breeches should be worn, not only for the neat image they present of the fencer and the club, they are also regulation…

What are the Modern Fencing Weapons?

Overview There are three weapons in modern fencing, each with different rules and target areas: •  Foil is the foremost training weapon •  Epée is…

Weapons: Foil

The oldest of the three competitive weapons is the foil. The foil is a thrusting weapon, up to 500 grams (1.1 lbs). It…