Women & Nonbinary Freeplay

A sparring event for femmes and thems!

Saturday, 27th April 2024 at 12:00pm – Doors open at 12:00pm
Broadwater School Sports Centre

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£10.00 + £1.20 fees
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Join us for an exciting day of historical fencing organised by By the Sword. This event is specifically designed for women and nonbinary folks who are interested in learning and practicing the art of sword fighting in a safe and inclusive environment. Whether you're a seasoned fencer or just starting out, this event is perfect for anyone looking to improve their skills and connect with like-minded individuals.

This is a safe space where you'll have the opportunity to spar with other participants, learn new techniques from experienced instructors, and engage in friendly competition. Our aim is to create a welcoming community where everyone can feel comfortable expressing themselves through these unique martial arts. 

In this spirit there will be a traffic light sticker system in operation. Everyone is free to change their status at any time:

💚 Green - “I will fence anyone”

🧡 Amber - “I will ask you if I want to fence”

❤️ Red - “Don’t ask me to fence.”

We encourage good communication before, during and after an exchange. Fencing safely is KIDS play:


Kit - if you or your opponent are missing any for example 

Intensity - level of intensity for strikes

Duration - how long you wish to fence for

Surroundings - if the piste is big enough and free from hazards

So come join us for a day filled with fun, camaraderie, and skill-building - all while breaking down barriers in the world of historical fencing! Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind event organised by By the Sword - we can't wait to see you there!

You will need:

  •  your own equipment
  •  your own insurance
  • Suitable experience and permission to attend open sparring from your HEMA club or school

 We look forward to fencing with you!

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Starts: Saturday, April 27th 2024 at 12:00pm
Doors open: 12:00pm
Ends: 4:00pm

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Bookings close: April 26th 2024


Broadwater School Sports Centre
Summers Road

United Kingdom

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This event is organized by By the Sword.

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Telephone 07794451028
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Farncombe Station is a ten minute walk from the school. There is plenty of free parking at the rear of the building.

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