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26 January 2:00 am
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Why is the sport of fencing beneficial to children?  Fencing encourages/provides the following–

  • Fencing appeals to a child’s sense of play and does so in a non-violent manner.  Fencing is a safe sport when precautions are taken and safety gear is worn.
  • Fencing promotes discipline, self assurance, and responsibility.
  • Fencing increases focus and concentration, strategic thinking and decision making skills.
  • Fencing provides a great source of exercise–individuals can burn up to 380 calories in an hour of fencing.  Fencing is a solid  workout, and works the buttocks, stomach and thigh muscles, while also increasing the fencer’s stamina and coordination.
  • Fencing provides positive interactions with peers and adults.
  • Fencing is a source of college scholarships!  Many colleges and universities have either a NCAA program or a competitive club program.  Students from the Manhattan Fencing Center have been accepted to Stanford, Yale, Harvard and Vassar!

Quite a few fencing clubs have listings on our local homeschooling pages.  These fencing clubs are located in California, New Mexico, Louisiana, New York and New Jersey.

Fencing is fun–and fun learning is forever learning.

Ann Simpson

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