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A unique sport that challenges kids both physically and mentally, fencing builds character and athleticism to create champions on and off the strip.
With more than 40,000 members and hundreds to clubs across the country, now is the time to join the fun and try fencing!
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Fencing began the move from a form of military training to a sport in either the 14th or 15th century, and is one of only five sports contested at every summer Olympic Games since 1896.
Fencing includes both individual and team competitions. Points are received by making a touch in the opponent’s target area. Individually, the goal is to reach 15 points (in direct elimination) or five points (in pools) before your opponent, or have a higher score before time expires. In the team event, fencers rotate during nine rounds of competition with the goal of reaching 45 points, or have a higher point total before time expires.
There are three weapons: epee, foil and saber. Each has a distinct style and target area.
The most defensive of the weapons, a competition of careful strategy and patience.
A combination of the offense of saber and defense of epee
Fast and aggressive with fencers rushing their opponent
USA Fencing is the recognized NGB for the sport of fencing in the United States. USA Fencing was founded in 1891 as the Amateur Fencers League of America and is affiliated with the Féderation Internationale d'Escrime (FIE), the international federation for fencing.
To grow and promote the sport of fencing in the United States, honor its rich traditions, and achieve sustained competitive international excellence.
To inspire a lifetime enriched by fencing