Fencing is an elegant, prestigious and traditional sport which reflects the success qualities that are important to contemporary people who seek a challenge to both body and mind through a competitive blend of patience and determination, discipline and competitiveness. Part of a healthy lifestyle. Exercise for the mind and body.
(Canadian Fencing Federation website)
Character is revealed by sport. Sport can develop character. When adversity looms, whether within a match or within life, those who triumph, usually do so because of something more than talent. Our goal is to instill upon our athletes, the recognition that honor, determination and commitment build character, a central component to acheivement, both on and off the fencing strip.
(Paraphrased from Christopher Ramsey, CEO, USA Water Polo)