6 Things you didn’t know About Fencing

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  1. The tip of the fencing weapon is the second fastest moving object in sports. The first is a marksman’s bullet.
  2. Fencing suits are white because in earlier times the tip of the fencing sword was dipped in ink to record scores.
  3. Fencing goes back as far as 1200 A.D.
  4. Fencing is the only combat sport without a weight class.
  5. Many of ballets positions are derived from fencing.
  6. Fencing has been included in the Olympic Games since 1898, which is the reason the four minute time limit was invented.

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