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Benefits of fencing to children

Benefits of fencing to children

Fencing is very much an individual sport and over the years we have seen time and again the fencing attracts many of those children who turn away from the main stream team sports, those who can’t run, throw, catch or kick, those who aren’t natural athletes in group environments. Give them a sword, however, and … Benefits of fencing to children Read More » ...
How to Watch a Fencing Bout

How to Watch a Fencing Bout

When you watch a fencing bout, what exactly are you looking at? Newcomers to competition, including parents, partners and even some of the new fencers may find it confusing to watch and, more importantly, understand fencing. It is a fast sport fought in short bouts (fights) according to strict technical rules with little time to … How to Watch a Fencing Bout Read More » ...
Essential Info: sessions and venues

Essential Info: sessions and venues

West Devon Swords has a range of classes for the following activities: Sports Fencing – Juniors  •  Historical Swordplay ...
Fencing age groups

Fencing age groups

Youth fencing is usually divided up by age bands. The age of a fencer is normally taken as at Jan 1st in the current year, so if a fencer has not reached their 14th birthday on Jan 1st they are considered Under 14 for the whole of that year. Some schools’ competitions use a similar … Fencing age groups Read More » ...
British Fencing Awards Scheme

British Fencing Awards Scheme

Badges are a good way to structure your learning and set targets for achievement, particularly for younger fencers. As a modern sport, fencing has its own achievement awards scheme for those who like to collect badges. ...