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 interpreted in practice. This page has some resources to help you with both.

Rules

FIE rules (the Technical Rules are the main ones to read, and include penalty chart and referee hand signals) https://fie.org/fie/documents/rules

AFF rules https://www.ausfencing.org/rules/

Foil

From Quarte Riposte

Basic calls – foil referee video exam (part 1)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7LYRZf6V2o

Basic calls – foil referee video exam (part 2)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQwjJgKQvhU

Advanced calls – foil referee video exam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RBWpYllMrk

Attack on prep in foil with FIE referee Chris Lennon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5x8UpFVdS5Q

Sabre

From Sydney Sabre

Practice

Hone your eye by watching high level fencing and refereeing.

Olympic YouTube channel
https://www.youtube.com/c/Olympics/search?query=fencing

FIE YouTube channel
https://www.youtube.com/c/FIEvideo/videos

AFF YouTube channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzd9rg55xDfX1JQOeBJgFPA/videos

Watch some video lessons and test yourself with the USA Fencing Referee exam study guide (all weapons)
https://thefencingref.com/

Apps

Fencing Aid on iOS and Android

Riposte on Android