¨Florespa enseña virtudes
para forjar el futuro.
Y el deporte limpio y puro
se honra con su presencia.
No importa la edad que tengas,
puedes venir cuando quieras
Porque Florespa es la escuela
Del presente y del futuro.¨
- Is a fun, safe sport for athletes of all ages.
- Teaches discipline and sportsmanship.
- Develops balance, agility and coordination.
- Fencing promotes tactical thinking, it is often called the physical chess.
- Promotes physical strength.
- Reduces Stress.
- Develops spatial mathematical thinking.
- Builds Confidence.
- Reduces test taking anxiety.
Fencing is a great form of cardiovascular exercise, it increases stamina, it reduces stress and challenge the mind with the mental discipline the sport requires. Fencing develops flexibility, coordination and muscle strength.
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 the benefits it is no surprise that the National Institute of Health has a fencing club.
Problems with math? 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 improve focus.
Fencing 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 to every aspect of a healthy and happy life.
The first modern Olympic Games featured foil and saber fencing for men only. Epee was introduced in 1902, Disruptions in prevailing styles have accompanied the introduction of electric judging, most recently transforming saber fencing. Foil fencing experienced similar upheavals for a decade or two following the introduction of electric judging, which was further complicated by the new, aggressive, athletic style coming out of Eastern Europe at the time.
Women foil was first competed in the 1924 Olympic Games, and women epee was only competed for the first time in 1996, although it has been part of the World Championships since 1989. Women saber made its first appearance in the 1998 world Championships as a demonstration sport.
In the United Stated the Amateur Sport act of 1978 specifically named the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) as the coordinating body for amateur athletic activity in the U.S. directly relating to international Olympic athletic competition. The act included provisions for recognizing National Governing Bodies (NGBS) for the sports on the programs of the Olympic and Pan American Games.
The United States Fencing Association (USFA) is the recognized National Governing body for the sport of fencing in the United States. The USFA coordinates the amateur athletic activities for the Olympic and Pan American Games. The USFA was founded in 1898 as the amateur Fencer League of America (AFLA) and changed its name in 1981.
The USFA is affiliated with the Federation International d-Esgrime (FIE), the international federation for fencing founded in Paris in 1913. The USFA was incorporated as non-profit corporation in Pennsylvania in 1964 and in Colorado in 1993.