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The Dragon has been a student and practitioner of Western Style Fencing since the 1950's. Mr. Weeks and his research in Martial Arts has spanned more than 7 Decades. He has discovered from his training that Fencing provides an excellent foundation for all of the physical attributes needed to develop as an Athlete and Martial Artist. The famous Action Star and Martial Artist Bruce Lee also knew the value about Fencing.
Fencing is an excellent Total Body Workout and Aerobic Conditioning Exercise for all Ages.
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Fencing is a group of three related combat sports. The three disciplines in modern fencing are the foil, the épée, and the sabre; winning points are made through the contact with an opponent. A fourth discipline, single stick, appeared in the 1904 Olympics but was dropped from official competition soon after, and is not a part of most modern fencing practices. Fencing was one of the first sports to be played in the Olympics. Based on the traditional skills of swordsmanship, the modern sport arose at the end of the 19th century, with the Italian school having modified the historical European martial art of classical fencing, and the French school later refining the Italian system. There are three forms of modern fencing, each uses a different kind of weapon and has different rules. The sport itself is divided into three competitive scenes: Foil, Épée, and Sabre. Most competitive fencers choose to specialize in one weapon only.
Competitive fencing is one of the five activities which have been featured in every modern Olympic Games.
Mr. Weeks will teach you his specialty, The Foil Method. You will also learn the principles of Epee, Saber, Single Stick and the Empty Hands applications to Martial Arts.
Our Fencing Assistant Teacher is ATF Senior Instructor and 4th Dan Jason Boggs. Serious Students will have the opportunity to purchase their own equipment.
Bruce Lee researched many forms of Martial Arts and incorporated the techniques of Western Fencing into the foundations of JKD. The three pillars of Jeet Kune Do are: Wing Chun - Boxing - Fencing
Dan Inosanto, Bruce Lee’s top student and the man who led Jeet Kune Do after Lee’s early death, speaks frankly and candidly about the influence of fencing on Jeet Kune Do martial arts and on Lee’s personal style. Bruce Lee’s own book The Tao of Jeet Kune Do, outlines how Fencing impacts Speed, Athleticism, and the ability to Close the Gap in a Fight.
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