But What is Fencing?


On the Olympic Rio 2016 website fencing is defined as: “A form of combat sport between two fencers in which the aim is to land blows on the opponent’s target area body with a blunt-ended blade as many times as possible during a match […] .

The artistry of real-life duels brings a taste of medieval combat to the Games, with the top athletes deploying rapid, precision moves that can be almost too quick for the human eye.” Since 1896 Fencing is an Olympic Sport and is international overseen by the International Fencing Federation (FIE).