Fencing is a safe sport. Regulation equipment conforming to safety standards and common sense fencing helps to maintain our good safety record.
First, always wear a mask when fencing. Occasionally in a controlled lesson, the coach may dispense with the mask while demonstrating a particular point, but this is an exception. Unless the coach says otherwise, the rule is PLAY IT SAFE.
Safety covers a number of aspects, not least the equipment that we use:
• Safety first – our approach to safety.
• Official safety guidelines from British Fencing
• General safety rules from Sway Fencing Club
• Safety: The plastron
• Safety: The mask
• Safety: The jacket
• Safety: The glove
• Safety: Breeches
• Unsafe weapons and what to look for (coming soon)