Why Fence at Olympia Fencing Center?
A great club is made not only by its coaches/staff, but by the passion for the sport, hard work, and dedication.
A proud receiver of numerous awards, including the US Fencing Association “Excellence Award in Membership”, as the fastest-growing fencing club in the country, and the “President Award” for our athletes’ contribution to the success of the sport nationally and internationally, Olympia FC is the only club in the US to send a woman fencer to the 2018 Junior Olympic Games, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Our club is the premier feeder for the NCAA in the New England Division of Fencing, and our students are constantly recruited by colleges like Harvard, Stanford, Notre Dame, and more.
We offer the highest student/teacher ratio in the country, both our locations offer a breathtaking display of 6000 SF, 12 FT high ceilings, and state of art electrical scoring systems.
A few facts about fencing
According to this study released by the University of Oslo, Norway, fencing is safer than badminton!
Ranking 10th on the low side of this infographic, among 51 included Olympic sports (we don’t know why a few have been left off), and by injuries we’re talking knee pain or back strain, making fencing one of the safest sports for kids and adults, with injury rates far below those of the more popular sports.
While fencing is increasingly becoming more popular, very few people understand his unicity among other sports:
- Anyone can practice it: any age, body type, fitness ability.
- It’s a life-time sport: because of the adaptability of the motion and speed, one can fence in their senior years; there are currently Veterans World Cups for people of ages 40 to 80, where fencers need to qualify and can participate!
- Brings together people across ages and nationalities: while aging out the youth levels, and moving forward toward national rankings, it is very normal to see 17-year-old crossing weapons with a 40-year-old!
In the national and international competitions, people from all over the world participate, and make friends easily: it’s an international community where everyone knows everyone.
Here are a few health benefits of fencing, as outlined in this article dated February 2020:
- Strength and Endurance
- Increased Aerobic, Anaerobic Fitness
- Emphasizes agility, alertness, and endurance
- Increased Mental Agility
- Increased Flexibility, Balance, and Coordination
- Stress Reduction
- Cardiovascular Health