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Fencing competitions and bouts

Fencing competitions and bouts

Whether it’s the Olympics or the New Forest Novices, the ultimate test of fencing skills is in competition. ...
What is fencing?

What is fencing?

Modern fencing is a martial art derived from older forms of duelling with swords. The objective is to hit your opponent without being hit yourself. Modern fencing is a competitive form that emulates a duel – the weapons are blunt and a secondary objective after winning the bout is not to injure anyone. ...
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Your fencing questions answered. New to fencing? Start here. Our frequently asked questions page has been updated. If there’s something we haven’t covered, please contact us. ...
New to Fencing: Start Here

New to Fencing: Start Here

What is fencing? Modern fencing is a martial art derived from older forms of duelling with swords. The objective is to hit your opponent without being hit yourself. Modern fencing is a competitive form that emulates a duel – the weapons are blunt and a secondary objective after winning the bout is not to injure … New to Fencing: Start Here Read More » ...

More About the Sport of Fencing

To find out more: • An incomplete history of fencing • A modern sport • What are the modern fencing weapons? • Which is the ‘best weapon?’ • Rules: How bouts are fenced ...