How to Qualify for the Fencing World Championships

In this article, we will go over how a fencing season works at the US national level as well as how fencers are ranked nationally, how tournaments contribute to national rankings, and how long the fencing seasons go. At the end of this article, you should know everything you need to know to follow fencing standings and the qualification paths for the various National Teams.

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How to Follow Fencing (part 2): How to Watch a Fencing Bout

Fencing isn't the most intuitive sport for a spectator. Scoring points isn't as clear cut as putting a ball in a specific place or being in a certain area of play. In part 2 of our multi-part guide to following fencing, Better Fencer covers how to watch a fencing bout. We discuss how fencers score points and the most common penalties you'll see in fencing. When you're done reading this guide, you should know everything you need to get out there and spectate some fencing, whether at a local tournament, or watching the next Olympics!

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