|Fencing Weapons||Fencing Protective Equipment|
Fencing is an action sport and one of five sports which has been featured at every modern Olympic Games. It is the only combat sport with no weight classes. Important for this sport is a good body control especially the leg and weapon action.
There are three types of fencing weapon at a fencing equipment, foil, epée and sabre. In bouts the foil and the slightly heavier epée are used to score by hitting an opponent with the tip of the weapon. At a sabre competition, hits are more commonly scored with the edge of the weapon.
To a fencing equipment belongs also a protective equipment for the whole body and head. The fencing clothing is always white.