There are many reasons to participate in Fencing. It’s a sport that calls heavily on logic, and is often referred to as physical chess. Fencing is based on Honor, Tradition, and Respect. Fencing is a modern sport with old roots. Each bout between two fencers is a show of cause and effect. Each move by an opponent, causes a response in you. Fencing will teach a student self-discipline, independence, respect of others, and the importance of honesty and fair play.
Modern fencing has rigorous safety standards for equipment, and fencers suffer fewer injuries than athletes in most other Olympic Sports including swimming, table tennis, and curling. Fencing is not only a physical workout, but a mental one as well. Great fencers are most often superior tacticians.