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Thursday, 04 January 2007 06:09

Fencing

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The three fencing disciplines of foil, sabre and epee are included in the 15th Asian games

Fencing is a traditional sport based on ancient sword-fighting rituals. It unites elegance and tactics, concentration and coordination, action and reaction.

Derived from the Latin defendere, meaning to ward off or protect, early fencing competitions saw a great deal of interest. The introduction of new clothing and blunted weapons made the sport accessible and fun for all and it soon gained a worldwide following.

The three fencing disciplines of foil, sabre and epee are included in the 15th Asian Games, with both men and women competing in individual and team events.

Fencing - Animation

One of the fastest and most sophisticated of Games' sports, the three disciplines of fencing: foil, sabre and epée, offer one-on-one combat with one of three types of weapon. By working through our animation you will see the difference between the weapons and just how to score.

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