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As we work primarily with steel weapons in our art it becomes necessary to add layers of protection when sparring or even just basic drills with higher intensity.

At a minimum we recommend Head and hand protection for drills, but for sparring you would also require Torso, Shin and groin protection.

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This basic kit will enable you to learn and participate in drills and light sparring

 

Advanced students require the above kit as well as the following as a minimum:
- Fencing mask must have back of the head protection
- Torso protection (fencing jacket, gambeson or cuirass)
- HEMA/WMA gloves with rigid protection along the top of the hand in a gauntlet fashion such as those supplied by SPES, Sparring Gloves or Absolute Force
- Neck protection either from a fencing jacket or a gorget
- Knee and Shin protection (Motocross knee/shin guards or HEMA specific knee and shin guards)
-Elbow and Forearm protection either from a fencing jacket/gambeson or from a combination of vambraces and elbow cops.


 

 

 

With a full kit students can participate in high intensity sparring in a safe and fun manner.

 

These products can be purchased from the following suppliers:

Knight Shop - fencing masks, beginner gloves. Suppliers of SPES and Red Dragon products.

Medieval Fightclub - fencing masks, gambesons and beginner gloves

Red Dragon Armoury - fencing masks, beginner gloves and knee/shin protection

 

SPES Historical Fencing - All advanced kit including fencing masks with back of the head protection, fencing jackets, advanced gloves, forearm protection, elbow cops and knee/shin guards.

Absolute Force - All advanced kit including fencing masks with back of the head protection, fencing jackets, advanced gloves, gorgets, forearm protection, elbow cops and shin guards.

PBT Historical Fencing - Advanced kit including fencing masks with back of the head protection, fencing jackets and gorgets.

Sparring Gloves - advanced gloves with rigid protection

Cully's - Motocross knee/shin guards