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WHAT IS FENCING?
Fencing is the activity of fighting with blades, known as fencing swords. The most common version of fencing, called Olympic or competitive fencing, is divided into three weapon categories: foil, sabre and epee. The foil is a light, thrusting weapon that targets the torso but not the arms or legs and touches are scored only with the tip of the blade.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF FENCING
When learning the skills of attacking and defending in fencing, participants develop good coordination, balance and flexibility. Fencing is a quick sport, which means it is good cardiovascular exercise and improves oxygen flow around the body. It is an aerobic activity so it strengthens the heart and lungs.
COMMON FENCING INJURIES
Fencing involves quick footwork and lunging so it is very common to suffer minor muscle strains in the hamstring or quadriceps muscles. A fencing lunge can result in an impact equivalent to seven times the body weight on the lead foot. The repetition of the jabbing motion can also have a risk of overuse injury in the arm such as elbow tendonitis. Any injury that can result from overextension or twisting of a joint is much more common than being stabbed.
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SPORTS HEALTH INSURANCE
Our Sports Health Insurance for semi-professional and professional fencers offers all of the standard benefits of Private Health Insurance along with important cover for sports-related injuries.
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