Women and Fencing

Marin County's Blevedere Belles

Because it requires no significant, upper body strength, fencing is an art that can be pursued by both men and women. Because fencing competitions can be very stressful, not everyone may care to involve themselves in the competitive arena, however, in the relaxed atmosphere of the fencing school men and women who fence simply for the joy of it can get a good physical and mental workout, indulge in the excitement of fast-moving swordplay and enjoy themselves immensely.

Mill Valley's Fencers

Better fencers easily overcome opponents
who rely on strength rather than skill
by turning their strength against them.

A leisure moment of laughter between
an evening's bouts of thrust and parry.

Against a man, this woman gives as good as she gets!

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