Irish Academy of Arms

Acadamh Armas na hÉireann

In order to recognise the progression of fencers in their learning and expertise in fencing, the Irish Academy of Arms instituted an award programme that has encouraged and validated fencers outside the 'white heat' of direct competition.

The Bronze Blade, Silver Blade and Gold Blade are awarded in foil, épée and sabre, and are designed to ensure fencers’ familiarity and knowledge of both technical fencing actions and the vocabulary which allows them to describe and analyse fencing actions, both their own and those of other fencers.

The awards allow fencers to measure their achievements and progress outside direct competition where they may be (initially) disadvantaged by their lack of bouting experience.

The Syllabus for the Bronze Blade Award in foil is here.

The Syllabus for the Bronze Blade Award in épée is here.

The Syllabus for the Bronze Blade Award in sabre can be viewed here.

The following have gained their Bronze Blade Award in Foil:

   Michael Li


The following have gained their Bronze Blade Award in Épée:

   Laura McElhinney               Mandeep Sandhu

   Aaron Feathers                  Christopher Doherty

   Robert Burton

 The following have gained their Bronze Blade Award in Sabre:

   Becce McLaughlin