Fencing is an ancient sport that began in Italy and spread to France, Germany, and England. In fencing, a strip of canvas is inserted between two brackets or walls, with the aim of preventing the ball from passing through. Fencing is now an internationally recognized sport. Fencing competitions are held regularly throughout the world.
History of Fencing
Fencing was developed as a tool for military applications, but it has always been considered a sport of high distinction. Fencing competitions are held regularly all over the world, with the United States and Canada being the principal countries in the exhibition phase of the sport.
The most famous fencers are fencing champions Yulich Kamsky and George Bennett, both of whom are from the United States, and Sir Henry Ferguson, who is British mastergroups. Fencing competitions are particularly popular in the United States, especially since the popularity of the sport took off after World War II.
In the early part of the 15th century, fencing was used for military training and practice by the Knights of King Arthur’s Round Table. The concept of fencing games for competitive athletics spread to Europe after the French revolution. Early fencing competitions were organized by the fencing masters of the time, including Robert Barras and Joanna de M~s~, who brought fencing tournaments to France during the Gardening Cup, a large and prestigious agricultural fair held annually in southern France.
The first recorded tournament occurred in the year 1130 at the Court of Arles in the Chateau of Angier. It was the first recorded fencing event to feature weapons other than blades. Fencing competition continued to gain popularity throughout Europe, even in the early years of the Renaissance, when fencing masters began installing defenses at castles and forts to protect their clients from attack.