Blog: Fencing

Schools multiskills festivals wrap for 2019

Schools multiskills festivals wrap for 2019

Our final Multi-skills session at Lew Trenchard wrapped up this Autumn’s round of school sports just as the weather broke for the final year groups in Okehampton and Tavistock primaries. We were nostalgic for September’s bright sunshine when we began back in Simmons Park (pictured) and Whitchurch Cricket Club. ...
What defines an attack?

What defines an attack?

By Robin Catling. According to Article t.7 (old 10) of the FIE rules of competition, “the attack is the initial offensive action made by extending the arm and continuously threatening the opponent’s target.” A threatening action is one that will hit the opponent if no defensive action is taken. A threat means moving towards the … What defines an attack? Read More » ...
Essential Sports Fencing Equipment Guide (2019)

Essential Sports Fencing Equipment Guide (2019)

Much of the equipment used in fencing is worn with safety in mind. Fencing is an extremely safe sport provided the correct equipment is worn. Fencing is also a technical sport, demanding specialist equipment. We’ll try to give you an overview of what you’ll need, in some kind of order and how much you should … Essential Sports Fencing Equipment Guide (2019) Read More » ...
Family fencing and archery is a palpable hit

Family fencing and archery is a palpable hit

Our main contribution to the OCRA Summer holiday activities programme was a palpable hit despite the return of the heatwave. ...
Family fencing and archery for Summer

Family fencing and archery for Summer

As part of OCRA’s Summer Holiday programme, West Devon Swords will be running another Family Fencing and Archery camps for parents and children. Parents of any age and children over 8 yrs can develop skills in these ancient sports on Fri 23 August, 2-4pm – £8 per adult, £6 per child. Booking is online via … Family fencing and archery for Summer Read More » ...