-Mental fortitude
      -Improves focus and concentration
      -Utilizes strategic thinking,                   problem solving, tactical                       consideration while                             rewarding decisiveness and                 competitive spirit
       -Hones emotional management             and reduces stress under pressure
       -Teaches discipline and other               values necessary for life success
       -Fosters leadership

-Fencing is an individual sport, and thus success is an individual responsibility, but being part of a club or team provides the support of a team environment; fencing really has the best of both worlds!

-Equal, if not greater, opportunities for women as more colleges support women's fencing than men's

-The average fencing coach has more training and competitive experience than the average "little league" sports coach

-Skills learned by fencing are easily transferrable and can lead to success in other sports

-Vice versa, skill in other sports can lead to success in fencing

​-Fencing has one of the highest proportions of college scholarships available in respect to its number of high school senior competitors; this is especially desirable when you consider that every Ivy League and most of the top colleges in the country have a fencing team

-It is a unique opportunity to enhance any college application or broaden any horizon


Why Fencing?

-Health benefits

       -Increases strength and explosive speed

       -Improves flexibility, balance, and coordination

       -Great source of aerobic and anaerobic exercise

       -Improves endurance which increases                     cardiovascular health

       -Activity leads to lower obesity which has been         linked to lower medical costs over time, longer         lifespan, and academic and social success