Fencing is often referred to as physical chess. It is very intense and demands a great deal of mental strength. Fencers are often required to think and adjust very quickly in complex situations. In a bout of fencing, fencers are often under immense pressure, and have to learn how to analyze the situation and strategise to keep the lead, or claw back the deficit.
HEALTH AND FITNESS
Kids' addiction to digital screens is a growing concern in today's world. Fencing offers a compelling alternative. It is a fun sport that promotes interaction and movement. Fencers have shown to have significantly increased bone and muscle mass. On top of that, fencing helps develop excellent coordination, agility, balance, posture and reflexes.
A fencing club is a great environment for kids to expand their social circle. Fencers come from all walks of lives, and they bond over their common passion for the sport. Introverted and extroverted kids can do really well in fencing. It also offers a platform for stress relief in a safe environment. Uniting in hard work and determination bonds teammates unlike any other sport.
SPORTSMANSHIP, HUMILITY AND RESPECT
Fencing is a very polite sport that encourages fair play. Fencing will teach your child the importance of following the rules and being a good competitor. Kids will learn be gracious in defeat, and humble in success. On top of that, kids must learn to respect not only themselves, but other competitors, officials and coaches.
FENCING IS FUN & SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
Fencing is an activity that often captures the attention of kids who are not involved with other physical activity. Kids that possess certain attention disorders or learning disabilities benefit highly from the sport of fencing. The regimented movements, little communication while sparring, and the light- and sound-based scoring system provides a sensory satisfaction that boosts morale. You will be amazed how much fun it is to take a stab at someone, without causing hurt! Adults can pick up the sport too!
TENACITY, PERSEVERANCE, STRENGTH
Committed fencers go through many training hours weekly, and at times, being pushed to their absolute limits. When the going gets tough, fencers will learn to push through and persevere. Kids will learn to deal with disappointment when they do not get the placement they'd hoped for, but still go back week after week giving it their best shot. This is a priceless life lesson, especially for a child
Studies have shown that fencing has one of the lowest rate of injuries of high impact sport. In fact, it has a lower injury rate than badminton and table tennis. Although fencing traces its roots in combat sport, it does not carry the same risks that sport like MMA and boxing do.
European countries were the traditional powerhouses of the sport. Fencing is now one of the fastest growing sport in America, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore, China and Canada. Ivy league universities value fencers for the mental and physical edge and offer college admissions to selected athletes. Many national athletes also excel academically, attributed to years of highly disciplined training regime. Local colleges and universities in Malaysia also provide scholarships to fencers who have made their mark.