Blog: Fencing

What defines a parry?

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 prevent the offensive action from arriving”. Prevent is the key word. A successful parry deflects the threatening blade away from the target. Most referees are listening for the contact, giving the benefit … What defines a parry? Read More » ...
New cover design for The Art of Foil Fencing

New cover design for The Art of Foil Fencing

Uploaded today, we have a svelte new cover design for the second edition of ‘The Art of Foil Fencing’ by Roy Stocks, edited by Robin Catling, available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions. Updated and re-formatted for easier reading on paper and on screen, this edition of The Art of Foil Fencing became available … New cover design for The Art of Foil Fencing Read More » ...
Happy International Womens’ Day

Happy International Womens’ Day

As International Womens’ Day draws to a close, can we remind you of all the very capable instructors, students and competitors who happen to be not men! To learn more about the amazing women in HEMA, go to esfinges.net. ...
WDS at Okehampton Scouts

WDS at Okehampton Scouts

We paid a return visit to 1st Okehampton Scouts this week; 24 scouts in two sessions with full metal kit in not the largest hut; no incidents and a fun time had by all. We’ll see them again in the Easter term for a little light archery. ...
Art of Foil Fencing 2nd Edition now on Amazon

Art of Foil Fencing 2nd Edition now on Amazon

The second edition of The Art of Foil Fencing by Roy Stocks, edited by Robin Catling, is now available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions. Updated and re-formatted for easier reading on paper and on screen, this edition of The Art of Foil Fencing is available Internationally for the first time. We still have … Art of Foil Fencing 2nd Edition now on Amazon Read More » ...