Fencing is a vigorous sport that develops stamina, quick reactions, speed, accuracy of movement and excellent coordination. Classes begin with warm-up exercises followed by games, footwork and drills in a fun, enjoyable atmosphere. Through strategic bouting, students will learn fencing strategies that require problem solving skills . Fencers also build confidence and develop their analytical skills by learning and practicing how to referee bouts. Fencers are fully protected with a mask, jacket and gloves. All equipment is provided including safety jackets and masks. Students should wear long athletic pants, a t-shirt, athletic shoes and bring a bottle of water.