While beginners are supplied with weapons and protective equipment initially, it is expected that each member acquires his or her own gear. Our members wear specific modern clothes and protective equipment to ensure member safety and a stylish and professional appearance.
Basic equipment for club activities consists of:
– Club uniform t-shirt,
– Black pants/shorts,
– Closed in shoes,
– Modern fencing mask,
– Approved protective gloves,
– Synthetic training sword.
While members begin their training with a synthetic sword they are encouraged to progress to steel weapons as their skills develop. Furthermore, our fighters are given dozens of opportunities a year to participate in various HEMA events both locally and nationally, these events allow for fighters to compete and test their skills in a martial setting or meet socially with community members from around the country. These events do often require more extensive personal protective equipment.