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Why doesn’t fencing get more TV coverage?

Why doesn’t fencing get more TV coverage?

Fencing is not a very televisual sport, for several reasons. Firstly, the fencers wear masks which not only makes it difficult to know who’s who, but completely disconnects the viewer from the competitors. This is one reason why, for every hit claimed, the fencers rip their masks off for a burst of emotional shouting. Just … Why doesn’t fencing get more TV coverage? Read More » ...
Benefits of fencing to children

Benefits of fencing to children

Fencing is very much an individual sport and over the years we have seen time and again the fencing attracts many of those children who turn away from the main stream team sports, those who can’t run, throw, catch or kick, those who aren’t natural athletes in group environments. Give them a sword, however, and … Benefits of fencing to children Read More » ...
Understanding Priority or ‘Right of Way’

Understanding Priority or ‘Right of Way’

In foil and sabre, the priority or ‘right of way’ is one of the most difficult concepts in fencing to understand. For these two weapons, there is no such thing as a double hit; only one fencer can score at any moment in the bout. If only one light comes up for one side or … Understanding Priority or ‘Right of Way’ Read More » ...
How to Watch a Fencing Bout

How to Watch a Fencing Bout

When you watch a fencing bout, what exactly are you looking at? Newcomers to competition, including parents, partners and even some of the new fencers may find it confusing to watch and, more importantly, understand fencing. It is a fast sport fought in short bouts (fights) according to strict technical rules with little time to … How to Watch a Fencing Bout Read More » ...
It’s OK to not be OK (re-post)

It’s OK to not be OK (re-post)

“It’s okay to not be okay. You’re allowed to change your mind, to take a break or leave a situation you don’t feel comfortable in. There’s no need to blame yourself for any of those things just like there’s no need to feel bad about feeling bad. We should all be allowed to fall apart sometimes … It’s OK to not be OK (re-post) Read More » ...