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By: Susan Sieber
Competitive fencing is not like movie-style sword-fighting, with dramatic leaps and spins, or hilt-to-hilt stand-offs. Modern fencing uses smaller movements and more subtle parries. Many beginning fencers use wide sweeping movements to parry their opponent's blades away from their bodies, which is a fighting style...
By: Emma Fryer
The sport of Fencing undoubtedly began with sword fighting in medieval times, and evolved into a way of defending one's honor when the gun was introduced to war, making swordplay for victory obsolete.In modern fencing, there are three different swords. The first, Foil, has...
By: Keith Anderson - 52976
All three weapons are now scored electronically at pretty much any event above the club level (and a fair number of club events are as well). That is not to say there is no room for interpretation. Remember that two of the three weapons have...
By: Keith Anderson - 52976
Epee: The Weapon of the Gods!OK, so maybe I'm a little biased. Epee is generally the second weapon a fencer learns, but the rule is no longer hard and fast. Some people go straight to epee or even saber, but the generally recognised course...
By: Mr. Wilke
The epee (pronounced ep - pay) is unique to the other fencing two weapons, the foil and the sabre.Specifically, the weapon used in the Epee game is the heaviest of the weapons offered in modern fencing. Additionally, there is no "right-of-way" system in place...
By: Joyful Lili
FENCE: because you only lose a duel to the death once.The sport of fencing was initially developed in France in order to allow contestants to hone their skills and practice prior to actual combat.Differentiated by blade, there are three types of fencing in...
By: Can Tran
Fencing is basically swordsmanship. Today's fencing is a sport like chess but with "foils" which are primarily the swords used in fencing. In the past, rapiers were used in fencing matches. There are two types of fencing: Western Fencing and Japanese Fencing. Japanese Fencing was...
By: Leo Poh Lee
So you want to fence?Perhaps like me, you are drawn by the romance of a simpler age, when the elegant blade had not been overtaken by the noisy, brutish firearm. When swords were (and still are in most armed forces!) a symbol of...
By: Rahul Modi
So you wanna learn about the Saber?Well then. Before we start you must understand couple of things. Saber is a Fencing weapon that involves sword play, and even though the blade does not have any sharp edges to it, it can hurt one badly...
By: Dan Moran - 358813
Fencing is a sport that combines physical agility, strength, and endurance with mental alertness, precision, and quick thinking. It provides an overall experience that is challenging, exciting, and healthy for mind and body. The basic action in fencing occurs between two individuals, each of whom...

 

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