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Rules: Boundaries of the Fencing Piste

Rules: Boundaries of the Fencing Piste

To clarify the rules regarding the boundaries of the piste, following the 2005-2009 revisions, this is our current understanding: If both feet go over the back line a red card is awarded to the fencer going off piste. Warning lines are visual cues only ( no halts to inform fencers). If you go off the side … Rules: Boundaries of the Fencing Piste Read More » ...
What is the Beginners Fencing Course?

What is the Beginners Fencing Course?

West Devon Swords runs a number of beginners’ courses. The beginners course is designed for people who are interested in learning to fence but have no experience. It is a basic introduction to either foil, épée or sabre fencing. Students will be assessed at the end of the course and signed off at the equivalent … What is the Beginners Fencing Course? Read More » ...
Why Fencing for Juniors?

Why Fencing for Juniors?

Time and again we see the youngsters who don’t do well in mainstream team sports take to fencing with real enthusiasm. Younger pupils often get involved in the sport because of its swashbuckling image, then continue with it once they realise how much technique and skill is involved. It is good for children because it … Why Fencing for Juniors? Read More » ...
Fencing: where, when, how much?

Fencing: where, when, how much?

West Devon Swords holds beginners’ courses through the year as well as other displays and demonstrations Our typical six-week beginners course in épée or sabre is held in a local sports centre or community hall and usually costs: £30 for  Juniors (up to 16 years and registered students) and and £36 for Adults. To register: … Fencing: where, when, how much? Read More » ...
When can I start fencing?

When can I start fencing?

Whether you are six or sixty-four (we’ve had beginners at those and all ages between), you can start fencing at any time. Experienced fencers can join our club sessions at any time, please contact us in advance to confirm venues and times. We regularly run beginners courses for people who are interested in learning to … When can I start fencing? Read More » ...