Fencing is a combat sport where two fencers face each other on a piste (the fencing strip) in attempt to score more touches than their opponent. Fencing is a whole-body workout that increases coordination, agility, strength, endurance, while exercising your brain through quick thinking strategy and focus. Epée fencing requires a large amount of concentration, accuracy, and speed. Since the entire body is a target, a successful épée fencer must be able to anticipate their opponent's moves and strike their opponent at the correct time.
At Elite Fencing Academy, we focus on the real experience of fencing - strong fundamentals and growing each fencers’ skills to become a better fencer whether recreational, or competitive. It does not matter your age or ability; anyone can begin fencing and achieve success! We look forward to helping make fencing part of your lifestyle.
BENEFITS OF FENCING
Hand and eye coordination is good for multiple sports, especially fencing. At Elite, our drills are designed to enhance and improve the fencer’s ability to unite their visual and motor skills.
Training at Elite is designed to increase a fencer’s ability to practice self- control and time management on and off the strip.
Fencing forces the arms and legs to work together in a harmonious fashion as they attack, defend and counter-attack. Coordination makes all these moves smoother and more efficient during a bout. At Elite, training is specific to balance, coordination and alertness giving fencers the ability to adapt in situational bouting.
Fencing provides a healthy environment for competition, rivalry, and sportsmanship, as well as learning the lesson of losing and winning.
Fencing broadens an athlete’s cultural awareness and experience.
NCAA and college fencing clubs recruit elite fencing athletes. Fencers are typically considered well rounded students and often receive academic and sports scholarships.