The sport of fencing is a uniquely classic sport. Fencing develops discipline, balance, coordination, and sportsmanship. It helps youth develop quicker reflexes and the ability to make fast analyses of tactical situations which transfer to problem solving skills. Mentally it is mind consuming, allowing not a moments break earning its nickname “Physical Chess”.
Fencing is a great channel for COLLEGE acceptance and athletics scholarships to the top universities around the country.
Fencing is the sport of swordplay. It began thousands of years ago as a way of training soldiers to fight with swords and eventually became a competitive sport that anyone can participate in. Fencers face off on a 14m x 2m strip with one of three kinds of swords and duel each other not for blood or honor, but points. Fencing is a great example of a sport where you compete on your own, but can also work together as group or team to win a match
Fencing is one of the only four sports to be included in every modern Olympic Games, since the first in 1896. Fencing was also a sport in the original Olympic Games in ancient Greece. The tip of the fencing weapon is the second fastest moving object in sport; the first is the marksman’s bullet.
Congrats to Martha Merriam 3rd Place, Zara Moss 6th place and Olivia Szumilo 8th place in Under 20 at Junior Olympics! AFFA had 9 fencers participate at the Junior Olympics in Richmond, VA.
On Friday September 19th marked the beginning of the 2014-2015 fencing season with its opening tournament in Konin, Poland. The tournament was also an international debut for AFFA member Martha Merriam ...+ Learn more
The idea Jérôme Guth had as a camp coordinator, coach and a member of the Souffel fencing club came full circle this summer. The young Americans benefited from the club’s facility, in main gym for the whole 15 days of camp. The goal of this project ...+ Learn more
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