Posts about modern sports fencing

WDS at Okehampton Scouts

1st Okehampton Scouts 2020We 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

Book: The Art of Foil FencingThe 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 some copies of the lay-flat paperback First Edition available for UK customers from Proactivity Press at the reduced price of £5.00 plus postage.

What defines an attack?

Pan American Games, Wilson Dias/Abr via Wikimedia CommonsBy 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 target. Trajectory complicates matters as for indirect (compound) attacks or those of a cutting action, the trajectory may not be smooth or in a single line. …

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 Federation Schools Multi-skills 2019Multi-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 through all the sports in the course of a morning or afternoon. …