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.

Rules

FIE rules (includes 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

Test your knowledge
http://mszag.com/fie/wp_quiz/fencing-referee-online-test-sabre-questions-35q/

How to referee sabre
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkvLPszZVfs

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

Apps

Fencing Aid on iOS and Android

Riposte on Android