One of the most enjoyable aspects of fencing is learning how to compete. We’re a fencing academy that provides world-class training to fencers of all levels, from beginners to elite athletes.
At Thrust Fencing Academy we pride ourselves on working with students on the etiquette of conduct for winning and losing bouts. Saluting, shaking hands, congratulatory comments as well as encouraging words after a loss are lessons that are taught to students and parents of students alike.
Respecting ones opponents and those that support you – coaches, parents, officials – is part of TFA’s philosophy and is reinforced during group classes, private lessons and at competitions.
Competitions on the local, regional, national and international level are a great way to test an athlete’s skill against their peers. We encourage our students to compete and provide strip coaching and video review sessions to aid further development.
While attending various competitions, we encourage our athletes to meet new people – athletes, coaches, clubs, visit different competitions in a variety of cities to broaden the experience of our athletes. We also encourage athletes to take videos of their fencing as well as the competition to reinforce good habits and identify areas in need of improvement – technique, strategy, conditioning and mindset.
Fencing is an ancient martial art that evolved into a modern Olympic sport. Its origins can be traced back to the sword fighting of ancient civilizations such as Egypt, Greece, and Rome. In the Middle Ages, fencing became an essential skill for knights and nobility, and it was practiced for both dueling and self-defense.
In the 16th and 17th centuries, fencing became a popular pastime among the aristocracy in Europe, and many fencing schools were established to teach the art.
Since that time, fencing has grown tremendously and has left its mark on every era in the areas of performance art, warfare to modern cinema and of course as a unique and classical sport.
Please feel free to contact the Academy with any questions you might have.