Choi I. (KOR) v Holmes K. (USA) at the 2014 Fencing World Championships in Kazan, Russia.
Photos: Serge Timacheff/FIE/FencingPhotos
Haha same question …
It is more recommended to start fencing at a young age, and at the same time its never too late, however it will be harder to catch up on to the people your age, if they have been doing this sport for quite some time before you, as their level is a bit more advanced, and doing that (catching up) takes alot of practice.. meaning if you are going forward with this you must give it serious time and dedication. As long as you train hard, it wont be a problem keeping in mind youre already an athlete… and having good athletic basis helps alot in creating a good fencer!.. also your dad and brother are there so you can always get extra help from them :)
Good luck with it :))) nd keep me updated !!!!
not THAT late … IF ..
You work hard and catch on the moves quick, you can be as good maybe even better than fencers your age !!! All it takes is good practice and dedication to the game !!!
i answered this same question before .. if you search for it through my blog you might find it …
Also you might wanna try out these exercises ( http://the-fenc3r.tumblr.com/post/39676684966/this-is-no-3-3-the-first-two-i-cant-upload )
Definitely splits will help, maybe you might not see it now, but when playing against better/ taller opponents, you might find a difficulty reaching out for a touch with your lunge, it doesn’t only make it longer, it also makes it easier to go back/ retrieve from a lunge!! Flexibility in legs for fencers is a really important point. I bet that once you start making them it would help you even better !!!