History of European fencing    
So where did European fencing come from? Obviously not from books, as you understand ... Francisco Lawrence de Rada undertakes to answer this question, for generations over the centuries must…

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The confrontation of the French and Italian fencing schools
Starting from the middle of the XVII century, when the French shortened their epee, fencing with stabbing weapons began to progress rapidly in a variety of techniques, dexterity and speed…

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Fencing for Seniors at Katana Club
In adulthood, an active healthy lifestyle is more important than ever. Regular physical activity in the elderly will not only maintain the flexibility of the joints, allow you to remain…

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Fencing and Health

Fencing is one of the Olympic sports, and it received such status at the first Games of 1896. At first glance, the main components of the fight since then have not changed much. But nevertheless, now fencing is a very technological sport, which received a great impetus for development thanks to the electronic system for fixing injections. This made fencing a more entertaining and objective discipline.

Fencing is divided into three Olympic disciplines: sword, rapier and saber. Their main differences are which injections are counted in which parts of the body and which are not. Regardless of the type of weapon chosen, all fencers are characterized by a good reaction, coordination, flexibility, flexibility and speed of decision-making. Such qualities should be at least partially possessed by a child if he wants to succeed in this 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

Doping – magic pill or death mark?

Since ancient times, people have used various methods and means to gain advantages over an opponent. But in ancient Greece and Rome, those methods were slightly different than today. People believed that if you eat the heart of a lion, you will become as strong as a lion. At the moment, nothing has changed, just the number of methods has increased and they have become more cruel.

And I – the heart of a lion
The world has found other ways out of difficult situations. And things like drugs have become normal. “This is effective” – thousands of people in the world (and not ordinary people, but athletes) speak with one voice. Continue reading

Loop Mukhina: A tragic page in the history of Soviet gymnastics
She was amazingly talented and persistent. Elena Mukhina was the absolute champion of the USSR and the world in gymnastics, showed an incredibly complex program, some elements of which are…

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Wounds and injections: how professional fencers work
Seven-time world champion, nine-time European champion, numerous champion of our country - in general, the "first saber of the world" Sophia the Great helped us to understand the rules of…

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About armor battle
If earlier I wrote mainly about an armless duel, now I’ll consider a battle in armor. For starters, what is armor in general? Many at these words imagine something like…

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How to Improve Fencing Skills
If you want to start practicing fencing, go to the related WikiHow article, "How to Learn Fencing." This article is intended for beginner and intermediate level fencers (although it focuses…

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