This article is from the Fencing FAQ, by Morgan Burke with numerous contributions by others.
Known cyberspace fencing resources include:
rec.sport.fencing - discussion on all subjects
rec.martial-arts - some discussion of Eastern styles and history
rec.org.sca - some discussion of history, SCA heavy and light
weapons styles, armoury, and weaponsmithy
I've given up trying to keep on top of Web fencing sites.
Instead, here is a selection of major fencing web sites to
start your surfing from:
F.I.E. (en francais):
American Fencing Magazine:
Canadian Fencing Federation:
See section 3.2.
Period & SCA Fencing:
Arte of Defense:
La Donna Rapera:
Ring of Steel Theatrical Combat:
SCA/Current Middle Ages:
LFowler's Martial Arts Page:
Sei Do Kai (Iaido):
The Japanese Sword:
The Fencing FAQ is archived at:
Iaido archive: ftp://fox.tcimet.net/pub/
The Fencing FAQ is archived at the following locations, among others:
North America: ftp.uu.net /usenet/news.answers
rtfm.mit.edu various directories
Europe: ftp.uni-paderborn.de /pub/FAQ
Asia: nctuccca.edu.tw /USENET/FAQ
The Japanese Sword Arts FAQ is archived at:
send to "email@example.com" with text "subscribe rsf".
send a blank message to "firstname.lastname@example.org"
send to "email@example.com" with text "subscribe
send to "firstname.lastname@example.org" with text "SUBSCRIBE
TOUCHE Your Name". (Low activity.)
Harvard Fencing Announcements:
send to "email@example.com" with text "subscribe
fencing-friends your_email_address". (max. 30 messages/year)
send to "firstname.lastname@example.org", with text "SUBSCRIBE
IAIDO-L email@example.com". (Moderate to high activity.)
sent to "firstname.lastname@example.org" with text "subscribe"
Martial Arts and Swords in TV/Film:
send to "email@example.com" with text "SUBSCRIBE MASTVF-L
Your Name". (Moderate to high activity.)
The FIE has the definitive version, in French of course:
The USFA Rulebook is available at: