To ensure that all students remain safe during training and free-fencing, the Hotspur School of Defence insists on a high standard of safety equipment.
While some training can be conducted with a minimum of protective gear, much of what we do includes striking and thrusting at vulnerable parts of the body, therefore students must be prepared to invest in the proper equipment over time if they are to fully benefit.
Our standard kit list includes:
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Students of the Hotspur School of Defence are expected to conform to our uniform code, as the clothing we have chosen is best-suited to the activity of Historical Fencing.
We ask all students to wear the following to classes:
As with all aspects of personal kit, students are afforded a reasonable time to accrue what is required through our recommended suppliers.
Please note that free-fencing is not permitted if you do not have the minimum kit.