Fencing is a fast-paced sport that challenges the body and mind with its unique blend of athleticism and strategy. While many people participate in fencing for fitness and recreation they can also take the challenge and compete. There are tournaments from the local to international level for fencers of all ages. A number of universities have fencing scholarship programs and if you train hard enough you might even make it all the way to the Olympics!
Here at TCFC we primarily fence electric (Olympic) foil, a style that can be quite physical but also utilizes a rule set that emphasizes technique and strategy.
The "electric" part of electric fencing refers to the scoring mechanism; there's a buttonon the end of the weapon that, when pressed against the valid target area on an opponent, sends a signal to a special computer to help determine the outcome of an action that can occur in the blink of an eye; in fact, the point of a foil is considered to be one of the fastest moving objects in the world of sports!
The electric fencing program is open to participants 8 years old and up. Please email the club if you need more information.
TCFC Fencer Drew Laun At The Junior Olympics now fencing at Drew University, on scholarship