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The physical benefits of fencing include increased coordination, agility, balance, flexibility, strength, and cardiovascular endurance. While fencing is a whole-body workout, it exercises the arms, thighs, hips, and buttocks hardest of all. You also benefit from fencing by gaining greater mental agility
Fencing has been contested at every Summer Olympic Games since the birth of the modern Olympic movement at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens.
Fencing is also unique in being the only NCAA sport that has a combined men's and women's title, so the round-robin results from all the men's and women's foil, épée, and sabre competitions are tallied to determine the champion.
Generally, it's recommended that children be around seven years old before they join a fencing club, as it's the ideal age to listen and take in the information. Of course, if you are already a part of a fencing club yourself, your child may want to practice a little earlier because of that – but that's fine!
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