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…

In praise of plastic

by Robin Catling. From Pirates of the Caribbean, to Star Wars and even Transformers, it seems every other movie poster features a character…

Questions Updated

New to fencing? Start here. Our frequently asked questions page has been updated. If there’s something we haven’t covered, please contact us.

New to Fencing: Start Here

What is fencing? Modern fencing is a martial art derived from older forms of duelling with swords. The objective is to hit your…

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…

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…