Have you ever marvelled at the way the blades and light sabres move when you watch Pirates of the Caribbean and Star Wars? Would you like to have fun whilst benefitting your school work and improve your speed, agility, and reflexes? How about increasing your stamina and coordination or developing your focus, concentration and observation. On top of all of that you will build your confidence and make new friends.
An exciting mix of athletic sport and tactical combat, the Olympic sport of fencing is a great way to exercise both body and mind.
It's a naturally sociable activity (it's tricky to fence on your own!) which attracts people from all walks of life and it's accessible to everyone, young and old, male and female, able-bodied and disabled alike.
And, in case you're wondering, it's also a very safe sport. So all in all, it's a great way to meet new people and get a good work-out at the same time.
And don't worry if you're not into sports. Many people who don't normally consider themselves 'sporty' find that fencing, sometimes referred to as "physical chess" of the Olympics, is really enjoyable due to the unique mix of skills which must be used.