Fencing is one of the world's best youth sports because it challenges competitors' brains as
strenuously as their bodies. While fencers benefit from strength and speed, they also need strategy, quick-thinking and determination to win.
Fencing also provides a unique mix of camaraderie and self-reliance. Fencers train with their teammates who all work to help each other improve, but on the strip they win or lose on their own.