Juniors

Juniors

Juniors and Adults Fencing for 2018

New for January 2018


Junior fencing sabreJuniors’ Introduction to Olympic Foil

Juniors’ fencing returns to Parklands Leisure centre:

  • Tuesdays, 5-6pm
  • Commencing Jan. 16th
  • Parklands Sports Hall
  • 4-week short course
  • Ages 8-14yrs
  • Equipment provided
  • £20
  • Contact: Robin Catling 07956 409818 or westdevonswords@gmail.com

Adults Introduction to Epée – the Spirit of the Duel!Hants epee final

  • Tuesdays, 7-8pm
  • Commencing Jan. 16th
  • Okehampton College Drama Studio
  • 4-week short course
  • Ages 15yrs+
  • Equipment provided
  • £20
  • Contact: Robin Catling 07956 409818 or westdevonswords@gmail.com

Historical SwordplayRapier and Dagger sparring

  • Thursdays 8-9.30pm
  • Re-commencing Jan. 11th
  • Okehampton Baptist Church
  • Continuing rapier, longsword, sword and buckler
  • Ages 16yrs+
  • Equipment provided
  • £6 per session
  • See more at westdevonswords.info
  • Contact: Robin Catling 07956 409818 or westdevonswords@gmail.com

 

NEW! Fencing at Okehampton College – Autumn 2017

Juniors’ sessions 6-11’s and 12-18’s

OCRA fencing and archery dayWest Devon Swords will be running two new fencing sessions at Okehampton College from 19th Sept. 2017.

Sports fencing with all equipment provided; group and individual lessons, Olympic-style electric fencing. All abilities welcome.

When: Tuesdays from 19 Sept 2017
Times:
• 3.30-4.45 for 12-18yrs
• 5-6:15 for 6-11yrs
Venue: Okehampton College Sports Hall
Who it’s aimed at: juniors, teens and young adults of all abilities
Cost: £4.50 per session (£4.00 when paid per term block)
Contact: Robin Catling 07956 409818 or westdevonswords@gmail.com

In praise of plastic

WDS at Dartington Community Dayby Robin Catling.

From Pirates of the Caribbean, to Star Wars and even Transformers, it seems every other movie poster features a character with a sword; there’s been a slew of TV and online ads featuring Olympic fencers in action, TV shows such as Arrow and the Musketeers keep the skill and the romance of the sword alive. It’s no wonder even the smallest children want to give it a try. …