En Garde Fencing Club LLC © 2019
En Garde Fencing Club
Located inside Christopher Hall
Phone: (352) 286 -
USFA Club #100025387
Located inside Christopher Hall ___
(352) 286 -
Fencing has been around since the time of the Roman gladiators-
Fencing is an Olympic sport-
There are 150 countries registered with the International Fencing Federation (FIE), fencing’s governing body in the Olympics. In the U.S., there are over 30,000 members of the United States Fencing Association (USFA). There are over 40 colleges with NCAA fencing teams. Some colleges even offer full-
Men and women compete separately by weapon: foil, sabre, or épée.
Foil and sabre (but not épée) are subject to a special set of rules called “right of way.” The referee may only award a touch to one of the fencers, and he uses the rules of “right of way” (R.O.W.) to help him make that decision. In épée fencing, if both fencers hit each other, then they both get a touch.
The first fencer to score 5 touches in under 3 minutes is the winner.