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10 Reasons Why You Should be Fencing



  1. Fencing burns 390 calories an hour and fencers have some of the strongest legs pound for pound of any athlete. You’ll challenge both your upper and lower body with intensity as you dash up and down the strip.

  2. Fencing improves hand-eye coordination and speeds up your reaction time. Unlike other workouts, fencing is never boring due to the fact that you are constantly trying to out-think your opponent and avoid being hit. Even the best athletes who have taken their first fencing class find their muscles a little sore the next day.

  3. Socialization is an important element of life. If your child takes a fencing class, they will likely take this class with children from a different school or perhaps a home school. By learning to meet new kids, your child will learn to interact with others.

  4. Fencing reduces stress, and in a safe and enjoyable manner.

  5. Fencing burns calories, helping participants to lose weight and maintain their ideal weight. Fencing also helps tone and define the body. These physical improvements inevitably lead to a boost in self-esteem, a fundamental attribute of mental and emotional health.

  6. With its complex physical maneuvers, fencing also helps develop muscle strength, flexibility, and coordination. The positions and movements in fencing must be precise to be powerful. In order to perfect that precision, the body must become flexible and strong. In fencing, as in a martial art, power and precision go hand in hand.

  7. Fencing is a workout for the mind, requiring extreme mental discipline to perform properly and well. Research has shown that a mind regularly challenged is less prone to degenerative diseases of the brain.

  8. Learning, practicing, and perfecting fencing's intricate movements, and developing the strength, endurance, and discipline to execute those maneuvers well, can't help but cultivate a healthy sense of confidence and self-worth in anyone who does it.

  9. Fencing requires the use of a wide range of motion to respond and deflect opposing attacks.  The core, arms, and legs all develop a good deal of flexibility in regular fencers.

  10. Lastly - ITS JUST PLAIN FUN!!

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