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History of Fencing in Canada __ "Canadian fencing dates back to
1816 when Maitre Girard opened the first fencing school in Montréal. The
first Canadian Championships were held in 1902." An overview of
Canadian fencing history. - From fencing.ca -
__ "Fencing has existed for thousands of years in many forms and many
cultures. We have compiled several original resources on the history of
fencing to help you learn more about it's rich and varied background."
You will find a few resources. - From thinkquest.org -
Fencing __ "Fencing evolved from an ancient form of combat.
Pictorial carvings from a temple in Egypt dating back to 1190 BC show
fencers at play. Many other civilizations like those of China, Persia,
Japan and Greece trained its people in swordplay for combat."
An overview of fencing history. - From chevroncars.com -
The History of Fencing
__ "The sword has always played an important role as both a military weapon
and a symbol of honor. Although no longer used as a weapon in our armed
services, its mystique can still be seen today as a ceremonial part of
military uniforms." A brief look at the history of fencing along with
additional information about the sport. - From zianet.com -
A Short History of Fencing __ "Fencing is probably one of the
oldest games in existence, for it sprang directly from the duel, and the
latter has been extant as long as there has been war. In the old days there
were duels between two persons, and often between two whole armies,
depending on the conditions of war." A good overview of fencing
history. - From harvard.edu -
Studio of American Fencing - An Unofficial History of Fencing __
An essay about fencing history. - From James V. Ciaramitaro -