An informative story about the author, Douglas E. Richards and his son who experienced fencing for the first time together. Richards has written National Geographic KIDS magazine and is the author of The Prometheus Project series. He has also been a "special guest" at San Diego Comic-Con International, along with Stan Lee, Ray Bradbury, and Rick Riordan. READ - Take a Stab at Fencing: Your Child Will Love It and So Will You!
Problems in Math?Time to start Fencing!
Educators are discovering that fencing can enhance mathematical performance. The analytical and abstract concepts of fencing heighten mathematical skills. Fencing improves perception of geometric shapes. Fencers visualize lines in space. Fencing also improves focus.
Long Term Health Benefits For Anyone Participating In Fencing
Fencing is a great form of cardiovascular exercise. Increased stamina, reduced stress and challenging your mind with the mental discipline the sport requires. Fencing develops flexibility, coordination and muscle strength.
It is also a social activity that can be enjoyed at the recreational or competitive level. This makes fencing a well-rounded form of exercise with benefits that extend to every aspect of a healthy and happy life.
Experts advise regular cardiovascular exercise in order to maintain optimal health and longevity. Fencing is a fun way to accomplish this goal. With all of these benefits it is no surprise that the National Institute of Health has a Fencing Club.