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…

Junior tryouts and tasters in 2018

A busy period through the Spring term of 2018; we’ve run multiple sessions for Beavers and Scouts in the Okehampton district with more…

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…

Weapons: The Target Areas

The respective target area for each weapon reflects its’ origins: for Foil, as a former training weapon – the trunk of the body…