The next development day takes place this Sunday, 3rd November 2013.
Venue: St. Gabriel’s School, Sandleford Priory, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 9BD
The theme for the day is ‘Team Work’
As well as training, there will be ideas about working and competing as a team. Continue reading Southern Region Hub Nov. 3rd
Ringwood hosted this year’s Hampshire Individual and Team Epee fencing competition, with Sway Fencing Club taking six fencers.
With several of the club coaches returning to competition after long lay-offs, it proved a baptism of fire against the county’s strongest, over two seeding rounds and the Direct Elimination.
You can find a gallery of images and some short video clips courtesy of David Wilkins over on Google+. Continue reading Sway Seniors Battle for Hampshire Epee
This year’s Hampshire Open Fencing competition, held over two days at the magnificent modernist Mountbatten Centre in Portsmouth, saw New Forest Fencers at all levels of competition in what was a demanding but friendly event.
In the Women’s events, Sway’s Dawn Townsend fought the double of Senior Foil and Veterans Foil, while Victoria Pritchard made her first foray outside County and Regional events to her first Open, at which a large field of National and International competitors presented her biggest challenge to date. Continue reading Sway Medals at Hampshire Open
There are three weapons in modern fencing, each with different rules and target areas:
• Foil is the foremost training weapon
• Sabre is a former cavalry weapon
• Epée is descended from the a duelling weapon
The Epée, like the foil, is a point-only weapon. Unlike foil and sabre, the entire body is target in Epée, and there are no right-of-way rules. Whoever hits first scores; if both fencers hit at the same time, both score.
The Epée is the heavier than the foil or sabre, weighing up to 770 grams (1.7 lbs).
The blade is the same length as the foil, but has a V-shaped cross-section. The hand-guard is circular, but larger and deeper than the foil guard, in order to more fully protect the hand.
Target area: for Epée, descended from the duelling weapon where ‘anything goes’ – whole body (shown in red)