History of fencing
The foil is considered a conventional weapon because it is regulated by a regulation (the convention) for the assignment of the stockpile.
Fencing in the Middle Ages
Fencing at the Modern Olympics
In the 18th century, the knight of Saint-George was known as the Black Mozart because of his ability as a composer as well as a swordsman.
The specialties of fencing: the foil
Together with the sabre, the foil is considered a conventional weapon because it is regulated by a regulation (the convention) for the assignment of the hit: the fundamental rule is to hit the opponent in a valid point having started the attack before the opponent.
The defending player must first parry his opponent's attack and then respond. The target will be considered hit if the defender is hit only with the tip of the weapon and exerting a force equivalent to a minimum weight of 500 grams.
Training for fencing
For the second objective, trunk stabilization exercises, and not only, will be necessary, directed towards different muscular compartments - such as abdominal, oblique, dorsal, lumbar, buttocks, abductors, flexors.