Something New: The Fencing Exhibition Day

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It’s always exciting when there is something new here in Nigeria, and thanks to Mr Adeyinka Faniyan, the president of The Fencing Federation of Nigeria, the public gets to enjoy a new dimension to wellness. In association with The International Fencing Federation and Premier Fencing Club, Nigerians can experience, first hand, an introduction to the sport on October 12th, 2013. But what is Fencing about?


Fencing is a fun, exciting sport; simple and cheap to start and keeps both your body and brain active! With 3 different weapons and a range of fun activities using foam and plastic swords, there is something for everyone and every age.

The sword is one of the oldest of weapons and, as Egyptian frescoes circa 1200BC show, fencing is one of the oldest of sports

The ability to demonstrate speed, skill and dexterity with a sword has always been considered an indication of manliness and throughout 17th and 18th century Europe duelling with rapiers settled ‘matters of honour’. The modern Olympic sport requires fencers to be of the fittest of athletes and have levels of skills which require many hours of dedicated training.


In learning the skills of attacking and defending with either the Foil, Epee or Sabre, fencers develop good co-ordination, balance and flexibility which makes fencing training an ideal means of keeping fit for all ages and abilities When fencing is offered as a holiday activity or at a taster session there are always large numbers of youngsters who wish to emulate their story book heroes.

Want to try it out?


Date: 12th October 2013
Time: 10am to 2pm
Venue: Incubator I, Church Road, off Ligali Ayorinde Street, Dideolu Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos

For more information, please email info@nigerianfencing.com or call 0816 6265 448.

Please come dressed for the occasion (T-shirt, track bottoms/sports shorts, trainers & face towel). All specialists fencing equipment will be provided by the Nigeria Fencing Federation.


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