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All About Fencing

A general introduction to the sport of fencing and where to find fencing Web sites on the Internet. See also other Martial Arts and Pictures_of_Sports.
Fencing



Wikipedia Introduction to Fencing
Article with information about competitve fencing rules, the history of fencing, protective clothing, types of fencing weapons, and varieties of fencing.

Fencing Organizations World Wide
Includes the International Fencing Federations, continental fencing confederations, national fencing federations, and local fencing clubs in many different parts of the world.

Three Types of Swords

Epee Fencing
Usually about three feet long and usually weights about 1.5 pounds. Has a stiff v-shaped blade and a large bell guard to protect the hand. Points are scored with the tip of the blade and the target can be any part of the body (head, torso, arms, legs, feet).

Foil
Lightweight, flexible sword with a bblunt tip. Usually weighs about three pounds (same as an epee) but only weights about one pound. Points are scored using the tip of the sword but the target is restricted to torso only.

Saber
Has a lightweight, flat blade, a bell guard, and a knuckle guard. Points are scored using both the tip and the side of the blade.

More Fencing Resources

Fencing 101
A definition of fencing, information about weapons used in fencing, how to fence, rules of the sport, clothing, and fencing terminology.

Fencing.net
General information about fencing including an introduction to the sport, training tips, drills, events, news, clubs, product reviews, a photo gallery, frequently asked questions about fencing, and a forum.

Glossary of Fencing Terms
Definitions of terminology commonly associated with the sport of fencing.

Fencing FAQ
Frequently asked questions about fencing. Select parts 1, 2, and 3 to see the entire document.

Directories of Fencing Web Sites
- BOTW Directory of Fencing Web Sites
- Open Directory of Fencing Web Sites
- Yahoo Directory of Fencing Web Sites


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