Do you think the musketeers now live only in books, and the pirates only saber in the Pirates of the Caribbean? I assure you, the romance of a cloak and a sword is now inherent not only to naive dreamers. Perhaps in your childhood you played Zorro, a noble masked avenger? Or dreamed of defeating a dozen enemies alone? Or, perhaps, you wanted, to show off in front of a beautiful lady, to let go of your rivals, to win a duel? If you answered “yes” to at least one question, welcome to the world of art fencing. Continue reading
When talking about fencing, swords and rapiers, most imagine the times of magnificent balls and daring duels. And only a few associate this word with modern sport. Why is it worth doing fencing, and what will give lessons in this ancient sports art.
Explain why it is worth doing fencing, in words is quite difficult. To understand this sport, it is necessary to achieve certain results in technology and tactics, because this fight is not only physical, but also intellectual.
In many sports clubs, fencing is now a special kind of fitness, which helps to keep fit, develop coordination of movements and speed of reaction. Continue reading
Imagine someone seriously telling you that a tennis racket weighs 15 kg. And then another someone says that in football, the main force is whoever kicks the ball harder will win. Finally, the third one shares a terrible secret – the bicycle helmet is very fragile, so it does not protect the head, but put it on exclusively for better streamlining. Is funny And by the way, when it comes to wars of the past in general and fencing in particular, such pearls are heard regularly.
This happens, in my opinion, from the fact that many people have little idea of what fencing is. If tennis, football and cycling are more or less familiar to us, then films and games are usually the main source of information about knives. Where everything looks completely different. Continue reading