Taking aim at family fun

Our kick-off activity for this year’s Summer Holiday activities proved a popular draw; for the first time, OCRA and West Devon Swords staged…

Essential Info: sessions and venues

West Devon Swords has a range of classes for the following activities: Sports Fencing – Juniors  •  Sportsfencing – Adults  •  Historical Swordplay

OCRA junior fencers make the grade

Congratulations to Todd Rook and Brendan Miles (pictured) who passed their British Fencing Grade One Foil assessment this week. We’re already striding ahead…

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…

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…