Training sessions:

  • Athletic attire: 
  • Black athletic pants
  • Gray shirt (Or Iron Gate member shirt)
  • Athletic shoes
  • Fencing mask
  • Gloves (Recommended)





Here are links to recommended gear. This by means not an exhaustive list, just gear that is recommended for the beginning and intermediate student.


Recommended HEMA retailers:



Back Of Head Protection:


             Throat Protection:


                Leg Protection:


              Breast/Chest Protectors:


                      Steel Swords:



























Training Gear


Weapon Sparring:

  • Fencing Mask with back of head protector
  • Throat protector (Gorget)
  • Fencing jacket
  • Hard elbow protection
  • Hard Knee protection
  • Shin protectors (Recommended)
  • Fencing gloves
  • Groin protector (Males) / Breast Protector “Plasteron” (Females)








                     Fencing Jackets:




                      Arm Protection:


                     Synthetic Swords :