Fencing is a sport that combines three disciplines: rapier, sword, saber.
Competitions in men are held in three types of weapons – rapier, saber, sword, in women – rapier and sword. Touching the opponent’s surface with a weapon is determined by the judge and with the help of an electrofixer.
Sports rapier with a total length of up to 110 cm and weighing up to 500 g, the hand is protected by a round guard with a diameter of 12 cm.
A sports saber up to 105 cm long, weighing up to 500 g, a steel elastic blade of a trapezoidal variable section with a guard protecting the hand. Continue reading
Sports fencing is a combat sport with knives. Fencing battle is a conditional duel on edged sports weapons, regulated by the official rules of the competition. Classical fencing, subject to the rules developed by the International Fencing Federation (FIE), the elected body governing the entire international fencing sporting life, contains the following types of fencing: foil fencing, saber fencing and sword fencing.
Rapier is a piercing sporting weapon. The use of only piercing strikes and a small affected surface (compared with other types of weapons) create favorable conditions for defense and difficulty in injecting in an attack. Fencing on rapiers at a distance much shorter than on other types of weapons, and, as a rule, do not resort to deep waste, so the fencers fight are very intense. Continue reading
Materials on the history of ancient peoples make it possible to say that the possession of edged weapons occupied an important place in military training and physical education of that time. The sacred books of ancient India mention the extremely basic principles of possession of edged weapons and indicate 32 types of various weapons. The teachers and distributors of fencing were apparently Indian Brahmins (clergy). Many monuments of ancient Egypt depict figures of warriors with sticks. We must think that fencing on sticks was one of the types of military training.
The weapon consisted of a sword with a hilt, which also served to protect the hand from impact. Continue reading