Essential Info: sessions and venues

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

In praise of plastic

by Robin Catling. From Pirates of the Caribbean, to Star Wars and even Transformers, it seems every other movie poster features a character…

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…

Fencing: where, when, how much?

West Devon Swords holds beginners’ courses through the year as well as other displays and demonstrations Our typical six-week beginners course in épée…

When can I start fencing?

Whether you are six or sixty-four (we’ve had beginners at those and all ages between), you can start fencing at any time. Experienced…

Does fencing hurt?

Not if done properly. Although executed with appreciable energy, a good, clean fencing attack hurts no more than a tap on the shoulder.…