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Learn about Fencing - Sport and Martial Arts

Fencing today is mainly an Olympic-style sport that revolves around three sword types; the foil, epee and sabre.

However, there are growing sub-styles such as historical fencing and classical fencing that focus on fencing as a martial arts. These types of fencing remembers when fencing was a form of self-defense. Therefore, some students practice techniques such as arm locks, use of the pommel as a weapon, disarms, etc.

According to Columbia Classical Fencing, classical fencing tries to emphasis "fencing as it was practiced in the West in the 18th and 19th centuries". Whereas, historical fencing covers a wider time frame.

Demonstration of "Classical Fencing"

References

  1. Columbia Classical Fencing, Club History, http://columbiaclassicalfencing.com/about/club-history/, Added - 11/12/13


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