Questions about the sport of fencing.

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Does one have to be disabled to participate in wheelchair fencing?

What qualifies you to fence in a wheelchair competition? I am wondering because of this video from the Paralympic games 2012, where the two opponents walk around quite a bit and only use their ...
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How does one become an adequate fencing official?

I have officiated dry and electric foil fencing matches. Electric matches are less difficult to officiate due to the assistance of a scoring machine...but scoring machines are not foolproof. Issues ...
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What are the main safety risks of fencing?

I want to try fencing with a friend, but I think he may be worried about safety. What are the main injury risks for fencing and how common are they?
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Coaching a (low-interest) collegiate fencing club

I am the assistant volunteer coach for a collegiate fencing club. The coach is keen on teaching fencing fundamentals and some advanced maneuvers. I am his second set of eyes and goto for general ...