Bluebell Sunday Blues

Today should have been Bluebell Sunday at Okehampton Castle. With the ongoing unpleasantness, our friendly local event with English Heritage couldn’t happen. It’s…

How to Watch a Fencing Bout

When you watch a fencing bout, what exactly are you looking at? Newcomers to competition, including parents, partners and even some of the…

It’s OK to not be OK (re-post)

“It’s okay to not be okay. You’re allowed to change your mind, to take a break or leave a situation you don’t feel…

What defines a parry?

According to Article t.7 (old 10) of the FIE Rules of Competition, “the parry is the defensive action made with the weapon to…