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…

Fiore Medieval Longsword Class

Our medieval longsword class continues apace in Okehampton until the end of the Summer term. As numbers are picking up, we could well…

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…

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…