The school has loaner equipment that will allow you plenty of time to get addicted to swordplay before needing to buy your own equipment.
Many of the suppliers below list their goods in $US. Postage can be expensive but group orders can reduce this.
The school has sourced its loan weapons from Castille Armory.
We also recommend the Darkwood Armory Destreza Sword for sidesword combat.
While there are many great sword makers around the world, please talk with us before ordering a weapon, or if you already have a weapon and wish to use it in class.
The simplest example is simply white cotton gloves acquired from the laundry section. These are mostly about protecting the sword from your hands. We recommend that you get leather gloves, such as motorcycle gloves with hard knuckles, as soon as you can.
Protective jackets, pants and forearm guards are available from dedicated suppliers such as SPES, Neyman and Leon Paul, and are considered standard. However there are many other suppliers coming into the market.
Indoor soccer shoes offer a good balance of low grip and low heel that are quite popular. Any non-marking, enclosed shoes can be worn, though all medical advice should be complied with.
The masks from WMA shop will serve for everything we do in class. We frequently do large group orders to reduce the price.
Back of head
Back of head protectors must also be rigid. Good examples are available from SPES. The one from WMA shop is not rigid and therefore unacceptable.