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Refereeing a fencing bout is not the easiest thing to do
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Canne de combat is a French martial art. As weapon, it uses a cane or canne (a kind of walking-stick) designed for fighting. Canne de combat was standardized in the 1970s for sporting competition by Maurice Sarry. The canne is very light, made of chestnut wood and slightly tapered. A padded suit and a fencing mask are worn for protection.
An overview shows Great Britain's Richard Kruse competing against US Alexander Massialas during the mens individual foil…
Multiple exposures were combined in camera to produce this image of Britta Heidemann of Germany and Shin A Lam of Republic of Korea in the women's Epee Individual Fencing semi-finals on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL
Italian epeeist Nathalie Moellhausen by Jacob Sutton. In an an interview with The Last Magazine, Moellhausen says of epee “It’s the ugly duckling of the (three weapons),” she says. “It’s undisciplined and everything is possible. You can be world champion one day and the day after you can lose to someone who has no idea about taking the sword in his hand.”