Fencing is part of the Olympic Sport Programme since the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896. It is a very popular sport worldwide. Speed and agility are the two key features of the sport.
Two competitors fight swords or weapons called the FOIL, EPEE and SABRE on a six-feet by forty feet aluminum piste. Points are made through contact/ touch with an opponent, which is recorded electronically. The target area of contact/ touch is different for each weapon. There are both INDIVIDUAL and TEAM competitions and a team comprises of four fencers.
The main object of a fencing bout (what an individual "GAME" is called) is to effectively score five points (in preliminary pool play) or 15 points (in direct elimination play) on your opponent before he/she scores that number on you. Each time a fencer scores a touch, he/ she receives a point. The preliminary pool matches consist of three minutes and direct elimination matches consist of three three-minute periods.
GLIMPSES OF 2018_19 INDIAN FENCING
The successful conduct of the Refresher Course for coaches.
It gives me immense happiness to convey my happiness to all state/affiliated unit of FAI that FAI has successfully conducted the Refresher course for coaches and Referee Seminar/ Examination for the Technical Officials at Sports Authority of India, Aurangabad Centre, from 18th to 27th August 2019 wherein FAI could train 66 Coaches and Referee this year .
I also convey my sincere gratitude to SAI, MYAS and FCA for all the help extended for the successful conduct of the same. I further assure you that all possible which is required from FAI end to develop and upgrade the Fencing to international standards in totality. India is a sleeping giant of fencing which is awaiting to be awake in the next decade.
“God speed to our team of fencers, coaches, technical officials and complete fencing fraternity. Let us do our best to make fencing best in India “
“God speed to our team of fencers, coaches, technical officials and complete fencing fraternity. Let us do our best to make fencing best in India“
Participants along with foreign experts at SAI Center West, Aurangabad
Dr Uday Dongray, FAI Coordinator for Referee/Coaches Seminar
Dr Eyyad Maghayrey Chairman, Referees commission of FCA
Mr Petru Kuki foreign expert at SAI Center West, Aurangabad