Fencing, Sword Demonstration Open to Public at USAO

Generally in southwestern Oklahoma the term 'fencing' refers to the containment of livestock in a field or pen. But on April 9, fencing involves foils, lunges and a lot of fun at the University of Science and Arts.

Children and adults alike are invited to take a stab at swordplay when the USAO fencing class presents Foils and Fun, an evening of fencing at 7 p.m. in the Davis Hall Theatre.

“We would really enjoy having the Chickasha community come out,” said Dr. Nancy Osborn, associate professor of physical education. “Fencing is an Olympic event and a wonderful sport. It requires finesse and strategy for scoring against your opponent – it’s not just flailing away.”

The evening features an exhibition of fencing and an explanation of the sport’s rules. Students also will discuss fencing in France and the military saber.

Additionally, members of the public will be able to participate in exercises with foils, buzzer swords and noodle swords.

The exhibition is free and open to all ages.

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