At FightCamp we have a wide range of different classes. Specialising in a variety of weapons.
When you are planning your time at FightCamp, have a think about which classes you are interested in taking part in. Because this will impact upon the equipment you will need.
What Equipment Will I Need For Classes?
Fundamental HEMA equipment varies from club to club, depending upon the discipline. At FightCamp what a lot of people want to do is try something new.
But don’t worry, we can generalise to an extent with the kit you’ll need to join in the classes you want to try out.
So, what will you need to bring to ensure you can maximise your enjoyment?
Basically just a safe weapon simulator that is close to the type required!
Here’s our simple recommended kit list for drilling in classes:
- Pair of gloves
- Single handed nylon waster
- Two handed nylon waster
Do you lend equipment for classes?
The classes will require you to have your own equipment.
A few instructors might have a couple of weapons to spare, especially if they are teaching something more unusual. But you cannot rely on this.
Don’t worry if you don’t have the exact simulator, as many of them can be used for other purposes as long as they are similar.
If you are interested in a class but don’t have the right equipment, you are welcome to watch from a safe distance. Most classes are held on an open field, with plenty of space to observe.
Can I buy the right kit on site?
Yes, you can!
We have several traders joining us at FightCamp, some of whom will be selling HEMA equipment.
We can’t promise there will be everything you want, but all the basics will be covered. So remember to bring your cash if you want to pick up equipment with us.
It is very important that when you spar, you have the right equipment. Both in terms of your weapon and your protective gear.
FightCamp has a number of tournaments, but also a free sparring area that is available during the days.
You must use appropriate protective equipment and safe weapons when sparring on site.
Sparring with nylons requires a fencing mask, gloves, forearm and elbow protectors, shin and knee guards, and an appropriate nylon waster. Males will also require a box, and females a chest protector.
We do not lend sparring equipment, you must bring your own. It is especially important to have your own protective equipment, so that you know it fits properly and will therefore keep you as safe as possible.
Steel Sparring Equipment
This list has no exceptions. Do not spar without full protection.
Tournaments are the most intense sparring experience you will probably have.
Although they are fun and a learning experience, they are also competitive. As such, people take them seriously and put a lot of enthusiasm into them.
Safety is paramount, and your equipment plays a key role in that.
You won’t be allowed to borrow kit for tournaments, you need to be fully equipped with your own well fitted appropriate gear.
Before the tournament begins your weapon and safety equipment will be checked. If the Marshals are not happy that it meets the standard, we regret that your participation will be revoked or equipment changes will be requested.
What if I have an equipment question on site?
If you have any further questions about the equipment when you get to us, just find a Marshal or the relevant instructor on site. We are always happy to help assist you.