New coach! Maria Durham. She has registered with the USFA and taking the Safe Sport and launching the police background check. She and her Santo Dominican Women's foil team won the Pan American Team Foil and she has a lot of experience teaching all levels of fencing. We are very happy to have her in our academy. Join me in welcoming coach Maria to the FBFA family. ... See MoreSee Less
Looking for a sport that teaches way more than just a few moves? Fencing teaches you about LIFE. Strategy. Agility. Persistence.
BIRTH OF THE SPORT
Fencing began the move from a form of military training to a sport in either the 14th or 15th century. Both Italy and Germany lay claim to its origins, with German fencing masters organising the first guilds in the 15th century, the most notable being the Marxbruder of Frankfurt, formed in 1478.
RULES OF THE GAME
Three innovations in the 17th and 18th century led to the popularity of fencing as a sport: the “foil” – a weapon with a flattened tip; a set of rules governing the target area; and the wire-mesh mask. Together, these developments ensured the safety of fencing’s participants.
It is also ONE of the MOST Safest Sports to master:) #fortbendfencingacademy ... See MoreSee Less