FENCING: health benefits and contraindications.
Fencing is not only an interesting, beautiful and fascinating sport, but also very healthy, with very few contraindications. Fencing can be done by people of any age, being in various physical forms. There are several types of fencing, but the article will focus on the most common and useful – sports fencing.
Sports fencing is a sport rooted in antiquity, where combat fencing (mastery of knives) was not only the most important discipline in the training of soldiers, but also taught to children. For the first time, sports fencing appeared in the Olympics program in 1896. Currently, this sport is divided into three types, depending on the weapon used: sword fencing, saber fencing and rapier fencing. Sports fencing is not only an independent sport, but also part of the modern pentathlon program. Fencing is considered a safe sport. Continue reading
What kind of sport to do: Fencing for Development body and logic
WHO HAS NEVER tried to imitate musketeers or Zorro even on baguettes, he did not have a heart or, at least, childhood. Seriously, we can’t imagine the same fabulous one – the heroes and the few heroines of fairy tales and movies are immediately remembered – and an elegant way to dilute a sedentary lifestyle, like fencing. We talked with coaches and athletes and found out that even for a busy and not very physically developed city dweller, fencing is available in the same way as bored aerobics and yoga (or boxing, crossfit and rock climbing that we mentioned). Continue reading