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Art of Fencing, Art of Life

Month: June 2017

Wonder Woman and the Power of the Sword

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few days, you’ know that superheros aren’t just guys anymore. Wonder Woman has taken the world by storm, and with good reason.  It’s one of those rare movies that offers everything – a compelling story, incredible action, and a hero that we can all cheer for. Oh, and it’s the first comic book film to star AND be directed by a woman.

If you’ve been lucky enough to see the film already, then you no doubt know what we’re talking about. If you haven’t seen Wonder Woman yet, then grab some popcorn and a ticket! But don’t worry, you can read this article first. We promise – no spoilers.

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5 Common Fencing Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Common Fencing InjuriesFor all of the intellectual rigor that goes along with fencing, there’s certainly an element of physical rigor that goes along with this sport as well. Though we strongly believe that fencing is one of the safest sports out there (and there’s plenty of research to back that up), we also recognize that every sport has its share of common injuries. That’s because, even though fencing is truly a full body sport, you’re still using some the same parts of the body over and over again as you move and train.  Those parts of the body are naturally going to be more prone to injury.

The good news is that the fencer has plenty of resources to help the body stay fit and strong and active throughout the fencing process.

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