Fencing is a fast-paced sport that challenges the body and
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
TCFC Fencer Drew Laun At The Junior Olympics
now fencing at Drew University, on scholarship