Refereeing resources

When refereeing fencing, you'll need to know the rules of course, and also the current conventions as to how the rules are interpeted in practice. This page has some resources to help you with both.


FIE rules (includes referee hand signals)

AFF rules


From Quarte Riposte

Basic calls – foil referee video exam (part 1)

Basic calls – foil referee video exam (part 2)

Advanced calls – foil referee video exam

Attack on prep in foil with FIE referee Chris Lennon


From Sydney Sabre

Test your knowledge

How to referee sabre


Hone your eye by watching high level fencing and refereeing.

Olympic YouTube channel

FIE YouTube channel

AFF YouTube channel


Fencing Aid on iOS and Android

Riposte on Android