Modern Olympic Fencing: Questions and Answers

Modern Olympic Fencing: Questions and AnswersModern Olympic Fencing: Questions and Answers

Robin Catling

The more one learns about swordsmanship, the more one realises how much there is yet to learn.

Despite appearing in every Olympic Games of the modern era, fencing is still not considered a mainstream sport. Despite the reality of an open, welcoming and supportive fencing community, myths persist about the exclusivity, difficulty and cost of fencing.

And yet, with the personal experience of running multiple clubs, coaching hundreds of adults and thousands of children, fencing retains its sense of danger and fun.

For beginners and those thinking of beginning, the common questions about the sport are answered.