Since the ancient Egyptians first developed fencing as a sport three thousand years ago, athletes have worked to perfect the art of swordplay. Today, fencing is a modern sport that requires strength, agility and mental strategy. One of the five original Olympic sports established in 1896, it is part of a long-established honorable tradition that demands excellence from its athletes.
Lotus Fencing Academy at Athletic Club Northeast trains both the serious competitor and the recreational athlete. Walid Mahran , the academy’s coach, direct the training of our diverse group of fencers whose ages range from six to sixty and whose skill level varies from first-time beginners to National Circuit and international athletes.
Fencing improves endurance, leg strength, arm strength, coordination and balance. When combined with our fitness program, athletes get a complete body workout.
For more information on the sport, check out the official US Fencing fact page about the sport.