Fencing is one of the safest sports. Its safety record reflects the quality of equipment and the rules that control the manner of competition. For instance, the mask must meet international requirements for strength of the wire covering all vulnerable parts of the head. Uniforms are made of the same material used in bulletproof vests, Kevlar. Fencing, the art of swordsmanship, has been practiced for centuries.
Through fencing one can acquire the reflexes of a boxer, the legs of a high jumper and the concentration of a tournament chess player. The sport develops agility, strength, speed and cunning. And because of the speed of its action, fencing is considered the fastest martial sport. But, most importantly, it’s fun!