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An elegant, prestigious, and traditional sport which
reflects the success qualities that are important to
contemporary people who seek a challenge to both body
and mind through an effective blend of patience and
determination, discipline and competitiveness.
foil is the modern version of the original practice
weapon for dueling sword. The valid target for foil
is the body torso. Valid hits can only be scored with
the point of the blade. Competitive fencing requires
that fencers wear a metallic vest, which will permit
the hits to be registered by an electric scoring apparatus.
epee is the modern version of the historical dueling
sword. The Epee is heavier than the foil and has a rigid
bi-angular blade. The valid target is the whole body,
and hits are made with the point only and are registered
by an electrical scoring apparatus. Epee hits are registered
on the basis of which fencer makes the first hit. In
this discipline double hits are valid when both touches
are made within a very narrow time frame.
sabre is the modern version of the cavalry sword. Hits
can be scored with the point or the cutting edges on
the target area, which is anywhere above the waist including
head and arms, and are registered electrically. A hit
on the off target area does not stop the continuance
of the fencing phase.
to popular belief, blood is rarely spilled in the sport
of fencing. In fact, it is a safer sport than most.
Warm-up exercises,proper equipment, and proper care
of equipment prevent injury. Shoes with good soles that
grip the floor are included in any wise fencer's equipment
bag. Equipment care includes checking the rubber tips
on foils for signs of wear.