Foil: The Sport of Kings

by Robin Catling: The foil is a descendant of the light court sword formerly used by nobility to train for duels – there…

Fencing Quiz: Saint or Sinner?

by Victoria Pritchard: Pick the answers that apply to you and add up the points in the brackets next to them to find…

The evolution of sporting weapons

By Robin Catling:  Although the use of heavy metal armour during the Middle Ages made swordsmanship virtually obsolete, the development of firearms in…

Juniors and Adults Fencing for 2018

New for January 2018 Juniors’ Introduction to Olympic Foil Juniors’ fencing returns to Parklands Leisure centre: Tuesdays, 5-6pm Commencing Jan. 16th Parklands Sports…

Fencing age groups

Youth fencing is usually divided up by age bands. The age of a fencer is normally taken as at Jan 1st in the…

British Fencing Awards Scheme

Badges are a good way to structure your learning and set targets for achievement, particularly for younger fencers. As a modern sport, fencing…

The rules of fencing

The rules of modern sports fencing are divided into four basic categories: the rules of the fencing strip (the piste); the rules of…