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Fencing: Physical education & sport for home, public, and private schoolers, as well as adults
Fencing: Physical education & sport for home, public, and private schoolers,  as well as adults

Fencing is growing in popularity across the nation.  America has made tremendous strides on the international scene in the past few decades.  This is mostly due to the growth of fencing at the middle and high school level.  By making fencing more accessible at an earlier age, as is done in Europe, The U. S. has shown that we are capable of producing world class fencers.  With the advent of academic scholarships available only to fencers, as well as sport scholarships to colleges with NCAA fencing programs, more and more students are being drawn to the sport.

Many middle and high schools are expanding their thinking in the sports line to include fencing.  Primarily because fencing is a sport that appeals to the top 15- 20% of the academic achievers in their schools more so than most of the other traditional sports.  They have found that the grades of most students who participate in fencing, no matter their academic standing, tend to increase.  This is due to an increase in critical thinking skills gained through fencing.

Currently fencing has become very popular in the metro Atlanta area high schools and middle schools. There are approximately 40 schools with fencing programs with training and with inter school competitions. Soon the fencing programs there may push to have GHSA recognition as a school sport.

The Warner Robins Fencing Society has been providing instruction and coaching in Olympic sport fencing for 30 years to middle Georgians.

Fencing is a sport that a participant can enjoy from 8 to 80 years of age. Fencing is also a viable sport for those with physical disabilities which would prevent them from participating in many other sports.

August classes begin Monday August 5th at 6pm at the Warner Robins Recreation Dept. 800 Watson Blvd.

For more information contact:

Warner Robins Fencing Society

Email: wrfs@hotmail.com

Website: http://wrfs.org/classes

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