Fencing is a mental and physical high-energy sport that combines the intrigue of sword play with cardiovascular conditioning. An age-old art originally vital for self-defense, fencing is practiced today for its own sake. Students study footwork and blade technique, and work to develop speed, timing, leverage and precision. The result is a skill which is controlled, graceful and athletic. Participants should wear court shoes and loose-fitting clothes. Fencing equipment is provided.