Fencing Weapons: Epee, Foil, Saber [Photographic Print at AllPosters.com] (See the middle sword -- that's an ITALIAN foil, not well-known in this fencing generation's knowledge of different schools of fencing. I learned this weapon starting when I was 7 years old, when my father put a sword in my hand & said "you will learn to fence!". I thought my fingers would break at times - it's a difficult weapon to use -- but has strengths you wouldn't believe. JEO)
Pentathlon Olympic gold medalist Maciej Czyzowicz and U.S. modern pentathlon coach Elaine Cheris demonstrate a fencing stance atop boulders at the Garden of the Gods Park near Colorado Springs. Fencing is one of several nontraditional activities recommended for teenagers who want to earn Venturing’s sports and fitness medal, the Quest Award.