Gear for Fencing

Gear needed for for MSFA novice Classes:

 MSFA provides gear for the first 3 six-week sessions.  The foils and masks are plastic and we also provide a glove and chest-pad. 

 You need to wear tennis/court shoes that you put on when you arrive, never wearing the shoes you wore outside on the fencing floor.

 Additionally,   You may wear shorts and a tee-shirt for basic drills and warm-up when no one is going to hit you, but then, you will need/want a bulky sweatshirt or top of some kind to train or fence with others.  There is no guarantee as to how hard they will hit you.

It is okay to start purchasing your own gear while in the novice classes.  Get a mask and glove first as these are items you will “for sure” need anyway.

 If you wish to continue as a novice after 3 six-week sessions, you must supply your own gear.    

Gear for needed for intermediate level:  You are now fencing with steel blades.  That means a lot more protection.  You will need all of your own equipment. 
The following link is to a .PDF file that has a complete list what you will need and where to buy it.
Intermediate Gear


Here is a good link to help you through basic maintenance:
   armoring basic videos link


Gear for Advanced fencers and tournament fencers:
  This assumes you already have a complete uniform and mask with a conductive bib.  Advanced fencers fence with electric weapons and need the following additional gear. 
The following is a minimum for "electric" club practice.

The following link is to a .PDF file that has a list what you will need and where to buy it.
Advanced Electric Gear Link