Fencing is a simple, exciting sport; fun and cheap to start and maintain both your body and brain active! With 3 different weapons and a range of fun behavior using foam and plastic swords, there is something for everyone and every age. For a bit of an introduction to the sport of Fencing, the three weapon used in sport of fencing are Foil, épée and sabre in the. While it is not extraordinary for fencers to battle in all three events, they commonly choose to build up their skills in one weapon. Until recently, women were permitted to struggle only in foil, but now the USFA & FIE offer national competitions for women in épée and sabre. The main objective of a fencing bout is to successfully score 15 points (in direct elimination play) or five points (in preliminary pool play) on your opponent before he scores that number on you. Each time a fencer scores a touch, he/she receives a point. Direct elimination matches consist of three three-minute periods.
One of the most complicated tasks to visualize in foil and sabre fencing is the rule of right-of-way. This rule was established to eliminate actually immediate attacks by two fencers.
In concentrate, right-of-way is the separation of offense and defense, made by the referee. The difference is important only when both the red and green lights go on at the same time in foil and sabre. When this happens, the winner of the point is the one who the referee determined was on offense at the time the lights went on.
Épée does not use the right-of-way in keeping with its dueling origin - he who first gains the touch earns the point. Or, if both fencers hit within 1/25th of a second of each other, both earn a point. However, it is equally key to have a sound defense for épée, since the entire body must be protected from a touch.
Europeans brought fencing to the New World, of course. The activity became slightly more normal at the end of the Civil War as some colleges started fencing programs. The Amateur Athletic Union began investment national championships in 1888; however, many fencers wanted independence from the AAU and created the Amateur Fencers League of America in 1891. That organization was renamed the US Fencing Association in 1981.
Fencing is a regular part of Olympic Games since 1896. It is one of just four sports to have been part of every Summer Games since then. Men's foil and saber were part of the first Games; epee was added in 1900. Women competed in Olympic fencing for the first time in 1924.Women's épée was added to the World Championships in 1989 and was held for the first time at the Olympic Games in 1996.
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