Fencing and pentathlon

Fencing is a western martial art that has been in the Olympics since 1896 in Athens. It is a very technical and tactical sport where man's mental and physical skills interact.

Fencing is divided into three weapon categories: saber, foil and epee. In Finland, the clubs mainly specializes in epee but also offer trainings on foil and saber.

Pentathlon is in turn a good choice for those with passion not only for one but several sports. Modern pentathlon consists of five different events: fencing, swimming, horseback riding and a comined event with shooting and running. These events are very different from each other and require different properties.

Fencing and riding requires versatile technique and experience, swimming and running requires physical performance and speed, and shooting requires concentration and nerves of steel.