Balestra Sword Fighting

Balestra School Sword Fencing, providing quality sword fencing for schools in the following LEA areas:

Manchester, Oldham, Tameside, Bolton, Liverpool, Salford, Wigan, Sefton, Trafford, Stockport, Bury, Knowsley, Halton, Rochdale, St Helens, Warrington (we also travel further afield in accordance with our additional mileage policy)

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Our fencing kit

At Balestra we are acutely aware of the need for safety in the coaching of our sport, and when we first started offering sword fencing for schools we decided to tailor all of our equipment with this aim in mind.


As such, for younger pupils up to year 4, we use foam swords and plastic masks, and for older pupils and adults we use plastic swords and chest protectors, which provide a fitting simulation of the real equipment albeit in a much safer way with regards to the circumstances in which we are teaching.


It is also worth bearing in mind that fencing, even with the traditional metal kit, is one of the safest sports you can participate in, with a lower injury rate than fishing when taught properly!  So, with our safe kit and this fact combined you can be sure that fencing will leave all participants uninjured and intact at the end of your session.

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