Essential Info: sessions and venues

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

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…

What is fencing?

Modern fencing is a martial art derived from older forms of duelling with swords. The objective is to hit your opponent without being…

HEMA – is it safe?

Studying historical combat techniques with heavy weapons is rewarding and fun, but, like most other martial arts, inherently risky. We all have proper…

Questions Updated

New to fencing? Start here. Our frequently asked questions page has been updated. If there’s something we haven’t covered, please contact us.

New to Fencing: Start Here

What is fencing? Modern fencing is a martial art derived from older forms of duelling with swords. The objective is to hit your…

More About the Sport of Fencing

To find out more: • An incomplete history of fencing • A modern sport • What are the modern fencing weapons? • Which…