WDS at Okehampton Castle

West Devon Swords attended the Bluebell Sunday at Okehampton Castle on Sunday May 15th, 2017. Dodging the downpours, we held a few taster…

Bluebell Sunday – Okehampton Castle

West Devon Swords will be attending Bluebell Sunday at Okehampton Castle on Sunday May 15th, 2017. Running taster sessions with the safe, plastic…

What we offer – fencing

Sports fencing as seen in the Olympics remains a popular draw outside of mainstream ball-and-ball sports. West Devon Swords is fully insured with…

What we offer – HEMA

Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) is a serious extension of historical research outside of the regular re-enactment scene, covering all manner of weapons…

Epée – the spirit of the duel

by Robin Catling: The epée (pronounced “ep-pay” – literally meaning “sword” in French) is the descendant of the duelling weapons such as rapier,…

WDS at Fight Camp 2016

WDS attended FightCamp XIII – 12th-14th August 2016, once again at The Grange, Balsall Common, outside Coventry. With the usual packed programme of…

WDS at May Melee 2016

The second May Melee weekend HEMA event was held once again at the Holford Arms, Knockdown, 27-28th May 2016. Run by Virtus Sword…