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Fencing

Fencing

Contemporary fencing is the modern state of the western art of combat with the small sword. It is also called olympic fencing, and began in Italy in the 18th century. The Italian school modified the original Spanish, "classical fencing", and the French school later refined the Italian system. Modern Spanish fencing also became prominent in the 19th century. Modern fencing uses three weapons, and is divided respectively into three competitive scenes: foil, sabre and épée. Most competitive fencers choose to specialize in one of these only. Competitive fencing is one of five activities which have been featured in every one of the modern Olympic Games, the other fou ... more on Wikipedia

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