Fencing glove(s)
A good pair of leather fencing gloves, either modern or period. These are often sold separately, so you can start with one glove to protect your sword hand.

Fencing mask
This is the most important piece of safety equipment and it is well worth investing in a good quality mask. The Academy recommends an FIE level 1600N mask.

Fencing jacket
A standard fencing jacket is sufficient under most circumstances. Advanced fencers may prefer additional body and arm protection.

Chest protector
Requirement for the ladies, highly recommended for the gentlemen!
Forearm protection
Leather or synthetic vambraces are a popular form of protection against cuts to the sword arm.

Elbow & Knee pads
Useful protection for heavier weapons and some of the grappling and wrestling techniques.
Modern pads for skateboardng or mountain-biking are ideal. (White)

Box
Highly recommended for the gentlemen!
New students should wear a long-sleeved top and jogging pants. All students are encouraged to adopt the full Academy uniform as soon as possible and free fencers are expected to wear the Academy uniform at all classes and events. The wearing of black is strictly reserved for those who have attained the level of Instructor within the Academy.

White Gi or other heavy cotton trousers
White Rugby Shirt or other heavy cotton long sleeved and collared top
White fencing jacket. (additional arm protection strongly advised)
Fencing Mask (FIE Level) (white preferred) (NO Painted Masks)
Fencing gloves (white or grey)
Trainers (Primarily white, no neon or bright colours)
The Academy holds a small amount of training equipment for new students,
but you will need to buy your own protective clothing (as a minimum) and all students are encouraged to adopt the full Academy uniform as soon as possible.