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Why fencing?

If team sports, bat, ball and racquet are not your thing, the antidote is fencing. Modern-day duelling in a competitive sport: a physical game of chess a science an art where nerve and mental agility count more than strength… Contents: A modern sport Technique Safety first Ancient art – modern sport From ‘steam’ to electric …

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How is modern fencing different from the “real thing”?

Different people mean different things by “real” fencing. For some, “real” fencing is a duel with sharp swords and lives on the line. Other than the fear/courage factor, the primary technical difference here is that with live blades you only need to hit your opponent once, and therefore only require one good move (which explains …

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