Fencing enjoys a long and colored history as a combat form and an art. As a sport, it is one of four original Olympic sports in the modern Games (since 1896). The modern fencer trains to hone agility, quickness, precision, power, and subtlety of movement.
The sport has also been described as “chess with muscles” because complicated strategy lies behind the thrusts and parries that punctuate a duel.
Among combat sports, Fencing uses a unique blend of modern electrical gear for precise scoring mechanisms while enjoying a rich tradition of elegant movements developed from real dueling in the 16th and 17th centuries.