What do I wear for fencing?

Wear suitable clothing as for any kind of anaerobic sport. That means: Trainers (not outdoor shoes) with some grip Loose-fitting trousers (not tight…

Safety First

Our guidelines on safety are under constant review. Also, beginners may appreciate the reassurance under Does it Hurt? In short: no. Introduction Fencing…

Rules: How Bouts are Fenced

The field of play is a long strip, or piste. A scored encounter between fencers is called a bout. Bouts are fenced to…

Introduction to Safety

Fencing is a safe sport. Regulation equipment conforming to safety standards and common sense fencing helps to maintain our good safety record. First,…

Official Safety Guidelines

A summary of British Fencing Safety Guidelines is available as a PDF document. Get Acrobat Reader to view PDF documents The club fencing…

General Safety Rules

Finally, a few common sense precautions, although they apply to all, they are directed more to the younger fencer whose enthusiasm and exuberance…

Safety: The Mask

Check that your mask has a backstrap fitted. This is a piece of elastic approximately 2 inches wide attached across the back of…

Safety: The Plastron

Always wear an under plastron. This is a half jacket that covers your sword arm side and is worn under the fencing jacket.…