Fencing is excellent for honing concentration, precision, confidence, tactics, speed, flexibility, balance, dedication, and the ability to win and lose gracefully. We find that many kids dont feel drawn to the more prominent sports; those team sports dont suit them for whatever reason.
Why fencing is a great sport?
It emphasizes agility, alertness, and endurance. Fencing is a great cardiovascular exercise, using several sets of muscles at a demanding intensity level over an extended period of time. With its complex physical maneuvers, fencing helps develop muscle strength, flexibility, and coordination.
What makes fencing special?
The fencing community is warm and welcoming, tight knit and supportive. Its a niche sport, which means that fencers tend to compete with the same group of one to two hundred competitors over the course of their entire fencing career, even if they start young and fence for decades.
Is fencing a lifetime sport?
While fencing is a small sport in terms of total number of fencers worldwide, it has been an Olympic sport since the birth of the modern Olympics in 1896. Fencing is a sport for a lifetime, and anyone can start at any age.
What does fencing do to your body?
The physical benefits of fencing include increased coordination, agility, balance, flexibility, strength, and cardiovascular endurance. While fencing is a whole-body workout, it exercises the arms, thighs, hips, and buttocks hardest of all. You also benefit from fencing by gaining greater mental agility.