Fencing-themed Cupcakes

Fencing-themed Cupcakes

Kindly given to us to mark our post-lockdown restart last week: fencing-themed cupcakes from The Baking Buccaneer  (taking orders now). ...
HEMA returns to Okehampton

HEMA returns to Okehampton

It was good to be back together this evening for the first time in six whole months. Carefully managed, as C-19-safe as we could contrive, ...
Sessions resume Thursday September 10th

Sessions resume Thursday September 10th

We have confirmation of our booking for the College Gym in the slightly later timeslot 8.30-10pm on Thursdays, commencing September 10th. This may disrupt folks’ ...
Guidance on the Practice of Fencing and HEMA In the COVID-19 Environment

Guidance on the Practice of Fencing and HEMA In the COVID-19 Environment

As sessions resume in Okehampton, some changes are required in the conduct and running of classes and freeplay. ...
Why doesn’t fencing get more TV coverage?

Why doesn’t fencing get more TV coverage?

Fencing is not a very televisual sport, for several reasons. Firstly, the fencers wear masks which not only makes it difficult to know who’s who, ...
No Swords in the Park 27th Aug

No Swords in the Park 27th Aug

The worst August in some time continues, with a forecast of thundery showers right around our start time tomorrow. I’m going to call it off ...
FIE World Fencing Day 2020 – 12 September

FIE World Fencing Day 2020 – 12 September

We’re ahead of the game this year for FIE World Fencing Day 2020.  World governing body the FIE is making this year’s event all about ...
News: Swords in the Park 20th August postponed

News: Swords in the Park 20th August postponed

Regrettably, the current unsettled weather doesn’t give me a lot of confidence for Swords in the Park tomorrow evening (20th Aug). The park is already ...
Swords in the Park Re-start

Swords in the Park Re-start

As you may have seen, we have guidance from BFHS for restart of sessions. I am sticking with the original plan to resume Swords in ...