Blog: Fencing

Federation Schools Multi-skills for Summer 2019

Federation Schools Multi-skills for Summer 2019

As the second half of the Summer term rolls around, West Devon Swords is out at the Devon Federation Schools annual sports jamboree, the Multi-skills Festival for primary age pupils. Hosted once again at Whitchurch Cricket Club, the outfield becomes a circuit for a collection of different sports, with each group of 9-20 pupils rotating … Federation Schools Multi-skills for Summer 2019 Read More » ...
More on Priority or ‘right-of-way’

More on Priority or ‘right-of-way’

By Robin Catling. Having written about Priority recently, what do the rules say about ‘right-of-way’? Priority or ‘right-of-way’ is the set of rules used to determine who is awarded the point when there is a double hit in foil or sabre – that is, both fencers hit each other in the same fencing time. ...
Fencing in the Ancient World

Fencing in the Ancient World

The word “Carma” coming from Sanskrit refers to fencing in ancient times. The modern word “Escrime” is used to signify the art of “touching without being touched,” Mankind has a history of fighting and conflict. People have tried to compensate for their physical weakness by inventing weapons to defend against or conquer animals and other … Fencing in the Ancient World Read More » ...
Juniors’ Fencing returns April 24

Juniors’ Fencing returns April 24

Juniors Fencing returns to Parklands this half term from April 24th. Wednesdays 17.00-18.00 Parklands Leisure Centre £4.50/session or £20 for the five-week block. Returning fencers and newcomers welcome; British Fencing Grades syllabus. ...
Taking aim at family fun

Taking aim at family fun

Our kick-off activity for this year’s Summer Holiday activities proved a popular draw; for the first time, OCRA and West Devon Swords staged a Family Fencing and Archery session, with parents and children side-by-side and face-to-face in a test of martial prowess. ...