The most important thing of all is safety. Light-based fencing is a high-speed, full contact sport, and you can be seriously injured if you do not respect the weapon. It is imperative that you protect the small bones of your hands and wrist, as well as your head and neck at all times!


LEONARK Fencing Epee Mask CE 350N Certified National Grade Masque – Fencing Protective Gear

The most effective choices for head protection are fencing, kendo, and HEMA masks. These come in a variety of protective levels and weapon specializations. Any weapon specialization is fine, and the lowest protective level– typically rated for 350N– is more than adequate. Choose a three-weapon or epee mask for the most economical purchase.


STX Stallion 50 Shoulder Pad

Kyber Combat treats these as optional protective equipment for general sparring and competition, but are generally a considerably wise investment, as this provides significant protection with no physical limitations or impairment.


STX Ice Hockey Stallion HPR 1.2 Elbow Pad

Kyber Combat treats these as optional protective equipment for general sparring, but these are mandatory for competition.


Epoch Lacrosse iD High Perfomance, Lightweight, Flexible, Lacrosse Gloves for Attack, Middie and Defensemen

Hand protection is very important. Thankfully, there are lots of options. Hockey, HEMA, and kendo gloves work fine. But lacrosse gloves are most common and economical. We recommend men’s lacrosse gloves (regardless of your gender), and retailing for at least $59. If the gloves have age categories or experience levels associated, go with adult gloves for intermediate players and above (no beginner gloves).


Knee Pads

Kyber Combat treats these as optional protective equipment for general sparring and competition.


Kyber Blade

A 3/4″ OD blade is required by Lightspeed. This blade size is only offered by a few saber manufacturers and suppliers. But you can also buy them directly from Kyber Combat for $15!

Please note that a 1” to 3/4” adapter is required for use. These are also purchaseable from Kyber Combat for $5 each, or you can make your own if you have the right equipment.