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A Region of Fencing New Zealand  

 

Important Dates / News  

 

10 - 17 July:  Asian Cadet and Junior - Manila.

29 - 30 July:  President's Cup - Dunedin.  Details below.

5 - 6 August:  Central Juniors.  Details to come.

20 August:  WIFE. Details to come.

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Why Fencing?

The sport of fencing is fast, athletic and exciting. It is a far cry from the choreographed bouts you see on film or on the stage. Instead of swinging from a chandelier or leaping off from balconies, you will see two skilled fencers moving back and forth on a 2m x 14m strip. The action is so fast the touches are scored electronically.

Coordination, speed, agility and self-assurance are just a few of the qualities this sport requires of its participants. A fencer needs not only to be quick of body, but of mind as well. The intensity of fencing, and the extreme demands it places on one are a natural result of fencing's violent history. And while fencing has morphed from combat to sport, and possessing these skills no longer carries a life or death consequence, they are however, a large part what make fencing such an exhilarating endeavour.

A successful fencer must be capable of mounting powerful driving attacks or conversely, of making subtle and crafty defences, all within the space of a few seconds. Brawn only, will not take you far in fencing: intellect is paramount. A good fencer must be clever and with unwavering concentration able to conceive and execute calculated moves quickly.

The spirit of fair play and honour is an integral part of fencing. A maximum of politeness and consideration is always observed while competing with others. Fencing is as much an attitude as it is a sport and those who participate in fencing find that it can profoundly affect their lives.

Physically demanding, mentally challenging, character developing and cool weapons, what more could one ask for?!

How will Fencing benefit you, your children?

Fencing provides physical and cognitive benefits. Students describe fencing like a physical "game of chess."  It takes strategy and quick reflexes. Your opponent can make an attack in any number of ways and your defence needs to come in a split second, and in the next split second, you've got to make your attack.

Fencers learn good sportsmanship, self-discipline, gain quick reflexes and how to compete independently. They gain a sense of accomplishment when winning and learn to profit from their defeats. They learn to make complex decisions, analyse problems, and think fast on their feet. These ideals help children reach their potential in many areas other than fencing:

  • First, they are active and doing something
  • Fencing helps children get fit – you can’t “swordfight” without a good bit of movement!
  • Fencing helps children learn to pay attention, concentrate and to develop their decision-making abilities.
  • Because fencing is an individual sport, the fencer is responsible for their success or failure, which becomes a great lesson in responsibility.
  • It provides an outlet for aggression in a safe and controlled environment.
  • Fencing is suited for those that like to do things for themselves – if your child is into puzzles and other problem-solving games then the individual and mental components mesh nicely into a new and cool activity.

Is it safe?

We are talking about sword fighting!!!

Fencing is one of the safest sports that you can compete in. The most common injuries in fencing reflect those of other sports – ligament sprains and muscle strains account for over half of the injuries. Though puncture wounds can occur due to a broken fencing blade, these injuries are rare and the safety equipment for fencing is specifically designed to prevent injuries.

There have been seven recorded deaths in fencing since 1937. Compare that with sports such as football, where there were 22 deaths since 2000.

FenCen Website Stats

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Summary  
Reported period Month Sep 2015
First visit 01 Sep 2015 - 00:04
Last visit 30 Sep 2015 - 23:58
  Unique visitors Number of visits Pages Hits Bandwidth
Viewed traffic * 1,345
 
2,982
(2.21 visits/visitor)
9,017
(3.02 Pages/Visit)
39,638
(13.29 Hits/Visit)
1.19 GB
(419.18 KB/Visit)
Not viewed traffic *  
 
20,210 24,920 262.49 MB

* Not viewed traffic includes traffic generated by robots, worms, or replies with special HTTP status codes.

Monthly history  

Month Unique visitors Number of visits Pages Hits Bandwidth
Jan 2015 191 337 1,986 8,812 233.68 MB
Feb 2015 313 583 2,757 14,969 358.01 MB
Mar 2015 389 810 3,112 20,290 465.37 MB
Apr 2015 440 760 2,990 19,400 505.34 MB
May 2015 1,375 2,547 5,873 32,793 956.82 MB
Jun 2015 1,248 2,251 13,348 37,656 943.15 MB
Jul 2015 1,019 1,849 4,561 21,502 647.36 MB
Aug 2015 1,101 2,341 9,430 32,670 892.94 MB
Sep 2015 1,345 2,982 9,017 39,638 1.19 GB
Oct 2015 173 299 744 2,911 75.80 MB
Nov 2015 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 2015 0 0 0 0 0
Total 7,594 14,759 53,818 230,641 6.15 GB
Days of month  

Day Number of visits Pages Hits Bandwidth
01 Sep 2015 73 135 827 25.84 MB
02 Sep 2015 53 76 530 17.84 MB
03 Sep 2015 68 162 1,133 35.46 MB
04 Sep 2015 89 167 1,145 36.39 MB
05 Sep 2015 90 183 1,221 35.51 MB
06 Sep 2015 78 207 1,339 39.04 MB
07 Sep 2015 86 139 1,247 42.87 MB
08 Sep 2015 92 185 1,416 52.27 MB
09 Sep 2015 77 258 1,314 47.64 MB
10 Sep 2015 91 229 1,363 47.47 MB
11 Sep 2015 89 1,529 2,561 46.26 MB
12 Sep 2015 75 290 1,173 40.45 MB
13 Sep 2015 62 102 712 25.02 MB
14 Sep 2015 79 228 1,329 45.26 MB
15 Sep 2015 87 455 1,636 55.48 MB
16 Sep 2015 86 336 1,691 49.39 MB
17 Sep 2015 117 371 1,444 43.68 MB
18 Sep 2015 129 385 2,357 69.44 MB
19 Sep 2015 108 401 1,453 47.12 MB
20 Sep 2015 130 272 1,905 63.74 MB
21 Sep 2015 112 201 1,448 41.66 MB
22 Sep 2015 119 250 1,415 42.07 MB
23 Sep 2015 131 250 1,053 32.57 MB
24 Sep 2015 101 216 1,215 40.16 MB
25 Sep 2015 107 204 864 25.64 MB
26 Sep 2015 115 219 990 29.25 MB
27 Sep 2015 124 215 692 18.32 MB
28 Sep 2015 157 573 1,624 53.43 MB
29 Sep 2015 127 446 1,694 50.66 MB
30 Sep 2015 130 333 847 20.77 MB
Average 99 300 1,321 40.69 MB
Total 2,982 9,017 39,638 1.19 GB
Days of week  

Day Pages Hits Bandwidth
Mon 285 1,412 45.81 MB
Tue 294 1,397 45.26 MB
Wed 250 1,087 33.64 MB
Thu 244 1,288 41.69 MB
Fri 571 1,731 44.43 MB
Sat 273 1,209 38.08 MB
Sun 199 1,162 36.53 MB
Hours  

Hours Pages Hits Bandwidth
00 255 980 29.91 MB
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03 259 575 16.86 MB
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05 249 836 23.26 MB
06 334 809 21.11 MB
07 231 1,119 36.19 MB
08 305 2,120 69.30 MB
09 444 2,286 79.13 MB
10 337 1,792 57.14 MB
11 344 1,620 48.27 MB
 
Hours Pages Hits Bandwidth
12 323 1,709 62.90 MB
13 336 1,773 60.25 MB
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16 329 1,787 57.90 MB
17 329 2,330 75.37 MB
18 412 1,930 60.85 MB
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20 396 1,700 54.01 MB
21 288 2,118 68.94 MB
22 369 2,166 65.70 MB
23 287 1,628 53.60 MB

 

Countries (Top 25)    
CountriesPagesHitsBandwidth
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China cn 325 837 27.65 MB
Germany de 173 861 27.25 MB
Canada ca 157 317 7.37 MB
Great Britain gb 156 717 23.66 MB
Japan jp 140 507 16.92 MB
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Unknown zz 98 176 4.37 MB
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Bulgaria bg 64 65 449.02 KB
Sweden se 46 228 6.67 MB
Poland pl 34 191 5.30 MB
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Romania ro 12 14 280.96 KB
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Visits duration  
Number of visits: 2,982 - Average: 201 sNumber of visitsPercent
0s-30s 2,522 84.5 %
30s-2mn 107 3.5 %
2mn-5mn 73 2.4 %
5mn-15mn 100 3.3 %
15mn-30mn 48 1.6 %
30mn-1h 66 2.2 %
1h+ 66 2.2 %

 

Operating Systems (Top 10)   
Operating SystemsPagesPercentHitsPercent
Windows 7,023 77.8 % 25,554 64.4 %
Linux 831 9.2 % 3,927 9.9 %
Macintosh 463 5.1 % 4,091 10.3 %
iOS 309 3.4 % 5,165 13 %
Unknown 307 3.4 % 628 1.5 %
Java Mobile 31 0.3 % 31 0 %
Java 26 0.2 % 57 0.1 %
Unknown Unix system 22 0.2 % 180 0.4 %
BSD 4 0 % 4 0 %
BlackBerry 1 0 % 1 0 %

 

Browsers (Top 10)   
BrowsersGrabberPagesPercentHitsPercent
Firefox No 4,252 47.1 % 7,945 20 %
Google Chrome No 2,705 29.9 % 18,398 46.4 %
MS Internet Explorer No 824 9.1 % 4,067 10.2 %
Safari No 433 4.8 % 6,583 16.6 %
Opera No 430 4.7 % 680 1.7 %
Unknown ? 139 1.5 % 178 0.4 %
Mozilla No 69 0.7 % 390 0.9 %
Android browser (PDA/Phone browser) No 51 0.5 % 544 1.3 %
Netscape No 34 0.3 % 34 0 %
LibWWW No 24 0.2 % 24 0 %
Others   56 0.6 % 795 2 %

 

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