Should I Fence?
It's a load of fun! Does fencing in the movies look
Fencing for real is even better. Imagine you're on
strip, a 3 foot sword in your hand, sizing up your opponent for a weak
spot, pushing him back, and drawing him close. An extension
the arm, a quick advance forward, and the tip of your blade is pressed
against your opponent while the scoring machine buzzes for your touch!
Your fans go wild!
Having all this fun you may not notice fencing is great exercise too.
Fencing improves coordination, balance,
strength, flexibility, and
conditioning. And you could
be burning 400 calories an hour. (Your mileage may vary.)
can Fence? Everyone!
Fencers can start training as young as 8 years old (3rd
Boys and Girls, Men and Women, Young and Old, all are
Classes are separated by age, which also serves to separate by size for
training; ages 8-12, ages 13-16, and ages 17-adult. As skills
improve, size becomes less important. A 5'4" person can
a 6'8" person with form and technique!
footwork, weapon, rules and traditions of Olympic style electric Epee
of the Strip
provided in the beginner classes
At the 2007 USFA Summer National tournament, the youngest
was 6 and the oldest was 88. Any age is a good time to
start. Competitions during the
season let you fence against similar
age & skill levels - Open events
experience levels together.
A special note for parents, once you see how much fun your kids are
having, you may feel compelled to try the sport yourself!
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occasion, or ask Coach
Robert if there's something you'd like. Show off your fencing spirit!
Amuse your friends!
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