Is fencing safe?

Fencing is actually very safe compare to other sports, the equipment and rules have been upgraded continually to insure that it stays so. Common injuries include bruises and sprains typical of most sports. It is considered to be safer then table tennis! I will include this detailed study for those interested (keep in mind standards have further improved from the date of this study). It is far safer then football, baseball, soccer and other “school sports”. A few uninformed school districts have in some cases declared a “no weapons” policy as being applicable to fencing equipment. Foils, saber and epee are sporting equipment! I have worked with fencing in our schools for many years now and we have never had a complaint or injury. In fact our school programs are growing even in these fiscally challenging times. FYI we teach 2nd grade and up!