Facts

Some quite interesting facts about fencing ... or they may just be rumours or actual lies.

  • Fencing in the Olympics

    When the Olympics Games were revived from antiquity in 1896, fencing was on the program. It is one of just four sports to have been part of every Summer Games since then. Men's foil and sabre were part of the first Games; epee was added in 1900. Women competed in Olympic fencing for the first time in 1924.

  • Karl Marx

    Karl Marx (1818-1883) was a German social, political, and econimic theorist. He studied at the University of Bonn where he first learned fencing. 

  • George Peppard

    George Peppard was a fencing instructor before becoming famous in ‘The A-Team’ TV series.

  • Fencing and Ballet

    Many of the ballet positions are derived from fencing.

  • Bruce Dickinson

    Bruce Dickinson, multi-millionaire and lead singer of the rock group "Iron Maiden" founded the Duellist International fencing equipment supplier.  As competitive International fencer he travelled round the globe, with his guitar on one shoulder and his fencing bag over the other.

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