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Fencing I

LWA 122

Fencing I

LWA 122

Course Description

Introduces foil fencing, its basic fundamentals, techniques, rules, and safety measures. Credit may be earned in one of the following ONLY: LWA 122, LW 122, LW 201, or LEA 201. (0-30)

Outcomes and Objectives

Describe and explain the concepts and components of Fencing I.

Objectives:

  • Describe the history of the sport of fencing.
  • Describe the fundamental purpose of the sport of fencing.
  • Describe and explain the rules for the sport of fencing.
  • Describe and explain the rules of etiquette for the sport of fencing.
  • Describe and explain the safety rules for the sport of fencing.
  • List the mental and social benefits of the sport of fencing.
  • Describe and explain the fundamental differences between a Foil, Epee, and Saber and the scoring targets of each.
  • Define the following fencing terms:
  • Describe the fitness benefits of participating in the sport of fencing.
  • Identify personal health risks through physical and written assessment.
  • Develop a personal wellness plan to enhance current health or to decrease current health risks as they relate to chronic disease.

Demonstrate the concepts and components of Fencing.

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate the following basic skills of the sport of fencing:
  • Demonstrate simple attacks.
  • Demonstrate simple parries.
  • Demonstrate the proper procedures necessary to begin and finish a fencing match.
  • Demonstrate the proper care and handling of the fencing equipment.
  • Demonstrate the proper application of fencing rules during a match.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fitness and wellness research and concepts as they directly relate to quality and quantity of life.
  • Demonstrate and practice safe and effective techniques of fitness and wellness activities.