“Is Fencing Right for My Kid?”
Fencing at its most competitive is a highly athletic and intellectual sport that emphasizes top all-round physical fitness, lightning analytical capabilities, and emotional resilience. Even competitive youth fencers often exceed peers who are active in other sports in regard to aerobic and anaerobic capacities, agility, endurance, and the ability to adapt rapidly to new situations.
In addition, fencing is just pure FUN! Each “bout” (individual fencing match) is like a new book, with plot twists and turns that you have to respond and adapt to — and then re-write your own “story” based on the new information… as your opponent does just the same with his or her story.