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Academic fencing (German akademisches Fechten) or Mensur is the traditional kind of fencing practiced by some student corporations (Studentenverbindungen) in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Latvia, Estonia, and, to a minor extent, in Flanders, Lithuania, and Poland.
Aristocracy (Greek ἀριστοκρατία aristokratía, from ἄριστος aristos "excellent", and κράτος kratos "power") is a form of government that places strength in the hands of a small, privileged ruling class.
Athletics has been contested at every Summer Olympics since the birth of the modern Olympic movement at the 1896 Summer Olympics.
In fencing, an attack is "the initial offensive action made by extending the arm and continuously threatening the opponent's target".
The modern épée derives from the 19th-century Épée de Combat (itself a derivative of the French small sword), and is the largest and heaviest of the three weapons used in sport fencing.
In fencing, a body cord serves as the connection between a fencer and a reel of wire that is part of a system for electrically detecting that the weapon has touched the opponent.
Breeches are an article of clothing covering the body from the waist down, with separate coverings for each leg, usually stopping just below the knee, though in some cases reaching to the ankles.
The British Army is the principal land warfare force of the United Kingdom, a part of British Armed Forces.
British Gymnastics, also known as the British Amateur Gymnastics Association (BAGA), is the sports governing body for gymnastics in the UK.
British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) is the governing body for university sport in the United Kingdom.
Chlorine is a chemical element with symbol Cl and atomic number 17.
Classical fencing is the style of fencing as it existed during the 19th and early 20th century.
Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective case, around the seeds of the cotton plants of the genus Gossypium in the mallow family Malvaceae.
Cycling has been contested at every Summer Olympic Games since the birth of the modern Olympic movement at the 1896 Summer Olympics, at which a road race and five track events were held.
Domenico Angelo (1717 Leghorn, Italy–1802), was an Italian sword and fencing master, also known as Angelo Domenico Malevolti Tremamondo.
A duel is an arranged engagement in combat between two people, with matched weapons, in accordance with agreed-upon rules.
Feint is a French term that entered English via the discipline of swordsmanship and fencing.
Fencing is a group of three related combat sports.
At the 1896 Summer Olympics, three fencing events were contested at the Zappeion.
A foil is one of the three weapons used in the sport of fencing, all of which are metal.
Footwork is a martial arts and combat sports term for the general usage of the legs and feet in stand-up fighting.
Fort Riley is a United States Army installation located in North Central Kansas, on the Kansas River, also known as the Kaw, between Junction City and Manhattan.
France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.
General George Smith Patton Jr. (November 11, 1885 – December 21, 1945) was a senior officer of the United States Army who commanded the U.S. Seventh Army in the Mediterranean theater of World War II, but is best known for his leadership of the U.S. Third Army in France and Germany following the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944.
This is a glossary of terms used in fencing.
A glove (Middle English from Old English glof) is a garment covering the whole hand.
A gorget, from the French meaning throat, was originally a band of linen wrapped around a woman's neck and head in the medieval period, or the lower part of a simple chaperon hood.
In fencing, the grip is the part of the weapon which is gripped by the fencer's hand.
Gymnastics events have been contested at every Summer Olympic Games since the birth of the modern Olympic movement at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens.
Health is the ability of a biological system to acquire, convert, allocate, distribute, and utilize energy with maximum efficiency.
Historical European martial arts (HEMA) refers to martial arts of European origin, particularly using arts formerly practised, but having since died out or evolved into very different forms.
Islington is a district in Greater London, England, and part of the London Borough of Islington.
Italy (Italia), officially the Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana), is a sovereign state in Europe.
is a traditional Japanese martial art, which descended from swordsmanship (kenjutsu) and uses bamboo swords (shinai) and protective armour (bōgu).
Kevlar is a heat-resistant and strong synthetic fiber, related to other aramids such as Nomex and Technora.
Knickerbockers or knickers are a form of men's or boys' baggy-kneed trousers particularly popular in the early 20th century United States.
In fencing, a lamé is an electrically conductive jacket worn by foil and sabre fencers in order to define the scoring area (which is different for each weapon).
Lausanne (Lausanne Losanna, Losanna) is a city in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, and the capital and biggest city of the canton of Vaud.
Human positions refer to the different physical configurations that the human body can take.
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
London County Council (LCC) was the principal local government body for the County of London throughout its existence from 1889 to 1965, and the first London-wide general municipal authority to be directly elected.
The lunge is the fundamental footwork technique used with all three fencing weapons: foil, épée and sabre.
The Master of the Sword, or MOS, is the title of the head of the Department of Physical Education and the director of the program of physical instruction at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
The modern pentathlon is an Olympic sport that comprises five different events; fencing (one-touch épée), freestyle swimming (200m), equestrian show jumping (15 jumps), and a final combined event of pistol shooting and cross country running (3200m).
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a non-profit organization which regulates athletes of 1,281 institutions and conferences.
A National Olympic Committee (NOC) is a national constituent of the worldwide Olympic movement.
Nylon is a generic designation for a family of synthetic polymers, based on aliphatic or semi-aromatic polyamides.
The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (Jeux olympiques) are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions.
Fencing – family of combat sports using bladed weapons.
Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of and a population of 2,206,488.
A parry is a fencing bladework maneuver intended to deflect or block an incoming attack.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) refers to protective clothing, helmets, goggles, or other garments or equipment designed to protect the wearer's body from injury or infection.
A public school in England and Wales is a long-established, student-selective, fee-charging independent secondary school that caters primarily for children aged between 11 or 13 and 18, and whose head teacher is a member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC).
Puncture resistance denotes the relative ability of a material or object to inhibit the intrusion of a foreign object.
A referee or simply ref is the person of authority in a variety of sports who is responsible for presiding over the game from a neutral point of view and making on-the-fly decisions that enforce the rules of the sport, including sportsmanship decisions such as ejection.
Rome (Roma; Roma) is the capital city of Italy and a special comune (named Comune di Roma Capitale).
The Business Design Centre is a Grade II listed building, which was originally opened as the Royal Agricultural Hall in 1862 in the district of Islington in London, England, for holding agricultural shows.
The Royal Tournament was the world's largest military tattoo and pageant, held by the British Armed Forces annually between 1880 and 1999.
The sabre is one of the three weapons of modern fencing.
Self-defence (self-defense in some varieties of English) is a countermeasure that involves defending the health and well-being of oneself from harm.
Singlestick, also known as cudgels, refers to both a martial art that uses a wooden stick as well as the weapon used in the art.
Soho is an area of the City of Westminster, part of the West End of London.
The Summer Olympic Games (Jeux olympiques d'été) or the Games of the Olympiad, first held in 1896, is an international multi-sport event that is hosted by a different city every four years.
Swimming has been a sport at every modern Summer Olympics.
Swordsmanship or sword fighting refers to the skills of a swordsman, a person versed in the art of the sword.
The Merry Wives of Windsor is a comedy by William Shakespeare first published in 1602, though believed to have been written in or before 1597.
The turtle shell is a highly complicated shield for the ventral and dorsal parts of turtles, tortoises and terrapins (all classified as "turtles" by zoologists), completely enclosing all the vital organs of the turtle and in some cases even the head.
Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE, UHMW) is a subset of the thermoplastic polyethylene.
Ultraviolet (UV) is electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength from 10 nm to 400 nm, shorter than that of visible light but longer than X-rays.
The United States Army Cavalry School was part of a series of training programs and centers for its horse mounted troops or cavalry branch.
The United States Cavalry, or U.S. Cavalry, was the designation of the mounted force of the United States Army from the late 18th to the early 20th century.
The United States Fencing Association (USFA) is the national governing body for the sport of fencing in the United States.
The Universiade is an international multi-sport event, organized for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation (FISU).
The United States Association of Collegiate Fencing Clubs (USACFC) is a non-profit corporation that, among other things, puts on the largest annual collegiate fencing event in the world.
The Venetian school of fencing refers to the style of fencing that arose in Venice in the early twelfth century and prevailed until the beginning of the nineteenth century.
Vladimir Viktorovich Smirnov (Влади́мир Ви́кторович Смирно́в, Володимир Вікторович Смирнов; 20 May 1954 – 28 July 1982) was a Soviet foil fencer.
A weapon, arm or armament is any device used with intent to inflict damage or harm.
Wheelchair fencing is a version of fencing for athletes with a disability.
The 1896 Summer Olympics (Θερινοί Ολυμπιακοί Αγώνες 1896), officially known as the Games of the I Olympiad, was the first international Olympic Games held in modern history.
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