Fencing is a safe sport. Regulation equipment conforming to safety standards and common-sense fencing help to maintain our good safety record.
First, always wear a mask when fencing. Occasionally in a controlled lesson, the coach may dispense with the mask while demonstrating a particular point, but this is an exception. Unless the coach says otherwise, the rule is PLAY IT SAFE.
Safety Covers a number of aspects, not least the equipment that we use:
• Safety First – our approach to safety.
• Official Safety Guidelines from British Fencing
• General Safety Rules from Sway Fencing Club
• Safety: The Plastron
• Safety: The Mask
• Safety: The Jacket
• Safety: The Glove
• Safety: Breeches
• Un-safe weapons, what to look for (coming soon)