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2 A Brief Introduction to Fencing

3 What is fencing ?

4 Fencing is… A sport based on the ancient activity of “dueling” A sport based on the ancient activity of “dueling” You must defend yourself against attacks and try to attack your opponent to get a “touch” You must defend yourself against attacks and try to attack your opponent to get a “touch” The fencer scoring the most touches wins The fencer scoring the most touches wins

5 Fencing is Physical Chess It is a sport of strategy (the mind) It is a sport of strategy (the mind) you must try to out-smart your opponent through many different moves you must try to out-smart your opponent through many different moves this creates your opportunity for an attack this creates your opportunity for an attack It’s a sport of fast action (the body) It’s a sport of fast action (the body)

6 Is it Safe?

7 Safety Fencing is very safe as long as the appropriate procedures and rules are followed Fencing is very safe as long as the appropriate procedures and rules are followed Fencing gives rise to very few injuries compared to other popular sports such as Football or Basketball Fencing gives rise to very few injuries compared to other popular sports such as Football or Basketball The protective equipment is the key to making sure you can fence and not get hurt The protective equipment is the key to making sure you can fence and not get hurt

8 Protective Equipment The Mask The Mask

9 Protective Equipment The Jacket The Jacket

10 Protective Equipment Under-Arm Protector Under-Arm Protector

11 Protective Equipment Knickers Knickers

12 Protective Equipment Glove Glove

13 Protective Equipment Shoes Shoes

14 So that’s all I need?

15 No! You need a weapon

16 Weapons There are three different weapons There are three different weapons Foil Foil Epee Epee Saber Saber

17 Foil Valid target is only the torso Valid target is only the torso Fencer must establish priority for a valid touch Fencer must establish priority for a valid touch A touch is scored by hitting with the point A touch is scored by hitting with the point

18 Epee Valid target is the whole body Valid target is the whole body There is no priority There is no priority A touch is scored by hitting with the point A touch is scored by hitting with the point

19 Saber Valid target is anywhere above the waist Valid target is anywhere above the waist Fencer must establish priority for a valid touch Fencer must establish priority for a valid touch Touch can be made with any part of the blade Touch can be made with any part of the blade

20 Dry Fencing

21 Electric fencing Target areas are electrically conducting Target areas are electrically conducting The weapons are wired The weapons are wired FOIL LAMESABER LAME

22 The Scoring Box The weapons are connected to the scoring box via self winding cable reels The weapons are connected to the scoring box via self winding cable reels The score box illuminates to indicate touch (red or green light) or off-target (white light) The score box illuminates to indicate touch (red or green light) or off-target (white light)

23 So why should I fence?

24 Reasons for Fencing.. Presents a mental and physical challenge Presents a mental and physical challenge Make many friends Make many friends Promotes discipline and etiquette Promotes discipline and etiquette Promotes mutual respect amongst peers Promotes mutual respect amongst peers Cardio-vascular activity Cardio-vascular activity May be a fencing scholarship to College May be a fencing scholarship to College

25 It’s a Fun Sport!!

26 It’s a Fun Sport!!

27 It’s a sport that is gaining recognition…. USA wins first Fencing Gold Medal in 100 years Gold winner was Mariel Zagunis She was the first American Woman to get a Gold Fencing medal ever

28 It’ a sport that is gaining popularity…

29 Come join us for some fun and action!


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