When choosing a sport for your children, you mainly look at the physical development and perhaps tend to prefer symmetrical sports (such as swimming or running), not considering the mental aspect.
In fencing, the mental aspect is highly developed. Fencing is a sport that develops concentration and dexterity, also indicated for children with attention disorders. Developing self-control is the basic rule of fencing: learning to dominate the body and mind strengthens the psychological balance of children by helping them in emotional growth more than in many other sports. Fencing Clubs in London provides the best facilities for your children.
Fencing is practised on the platform with one of the three weapons that characterize the sport’s specialities: foil, sword and saber. The sword and foil are tip weapons. The saber is a tip, cut and counter cut weapon. In the discipline of foil and saber, the point is assigned to the fighter who attacks and touches the opponent. In the discipline of the sword, the point is awarded to the athlete who feels first. The valid target in the sword is the whole body. In the foil, it is in the trunk. In the saber, it is the body from the belt up, arms and head included.
The two fencers face each other led by a referee with the aim of scoring points by hitting the opponent both with a tip and a cut with a ‘jab’.
The athletes’ weapons are connected to electronic devices that (together with the referee) verify the winning hit. Each attack begins with a salute as a sign of respect for the opponent, the referee and the audience and ends with a friendly handshake: fencing encourages the ability to win or lose with ease while recognizing equal dignity for both the fighters.
At what age to start fencing?
A child around 6 years of age generally starts with the foil. London Fencing Classes will be able to direct him towards the most suitable weapon for him.
It is not necessary to have particular physical characteristics. Fencing develops skills of agility and fluency of movements. It is good for everyone and can be practised for a lifetime. The character and temperament orient the young athlete towards one or the other discipline.
Why choose fencing for your children?
But gaining quick reflexes is just one of the many benefits of this elegant, fun and always different sport. Fencing Club London helps develop skills in many areas.
It is a sport for two, but at the same time it is also a “team competition”. Fencing Course London has teams and participates in tournaments and competitions. It helps in socialization and teaches you never to give up.
The benefits of fencing
- increases physical power;
- helps tone the muscles, improving their resistance and agility;
- increases resistance to speed;
- helps to maintain the correct position, acting against postural disorders that can cause back pain;
- enhances coordination and reflexes;
- it is a workout for the cardiovascular system;
- enhances the ability to concentrate;
- develops imagination and creativity;
- teaches discipline to channel one’s instincts and control movements;
- Get used to confrontation and managing emotions and tension.