This category contains general information on western Olympic, Classical, and, less frequently, Historical fencing. Each of these versions of fencing involves individual vs. individual competition using some European version of a sword.
  • Olympic fencing enthusiasts practice the modern version of the sport, utilizing electronic scoring equipment. The majority of sites in this category are dedicated to Olympic-style fencing.
  • Classical enthusiasts do not utilize electronic scoring and practice and compete emphasizing the nobility of the sport.
  • Historical fencing typically utilizes multiple weapons at once, and practices the sport prior to the days of directed (refereed) bouts.
Eastern fencing martial arts sites are listed in the Sports/Martial Arts category.
Sites listed in this category cover a variety of topics related to fencing or are dedicated to a topic that does not fit in one of the subcategories easily.

If your site is oriented to a specific subject in fencing, please take the time to locate the appropriate subcategory for your site and submit it there. For example:

If your site is dedicated to:Submit your site to this category:
Classical fencingSports/Fencing/Classical
Clubs and salles Sports/Fencing/Clubs
Official governing organizationsSports/Fencing/Organizations
If your site is not in English, please do not submit it to this category. Please locate the appropriate fencing category in the language of your site in World/, and submit it there.

Failure to submit your site to the appropriate category will delay the approval of your site in the ODP.

If you are a manufacturer or retailer of fences which delimit perimeters, we suggest that you submit your site to one of the following categories:

Category dedicated to the classical, non-electric form of fencing.
If your site is not in English, please do not submit it to this category. Please locate the appropriate fencing category in the language of your site in World/, and submit it there.
This category is dedicated to salles or clubs that offer instruction or practice in Olympic fencing.
If your site is not in English, please do not submit it to this category. Please locate the appropriate fencing category in the language of your site in World/, and submit it there.

Sites should be submitted for clubs to this category only if they are not located in one of the countries listed as a subcategory. For example, if your club is located in Canada, please submit it to Sports/Fencing/Clubs/Canada, as opposed to the general level of Sports/Fencing/Clubs. Doing so will improve the speed with which your site is added to the Open Directory Project.

If your site is dedicated to an official administrative organization, please submit it to Sports/Fencing/Organizations.

If your site is oriented to Wheelchair fencing, the most appropriate category is Sports/Fencing/Wheelchair.

If your site is oriented to classical fencing, the most appropriate category is Sports/Fencing/Classical/Clubs.

Category for websites which contain information about coaching the sport of fencing.
Schools, colleges and universities which field competitive Olympic-style fencing teams.
This category is specifically dedicated to AUS fencing teams. If your club or salle is not affiliated to AUS, please do not submit your site in this category.

If your club operates out of a college or university, but does is not affiliated to AUS, please submit it to Sports/Fencing/Clubs/Australia.

Sites for fencing tournaments, competitions, cups and championships are listed in this category.
Please submit sites to this category only if they are in English. If your site is not in English, please review World/, and submit your site to the appropriate category there.
Sites listed in this category provide alphabetical or classified lists of fencing resources.
This category is dedicated to media, publications or general news about the world of fencing.

Publications related to classical fencing are contained in Sports/Fencing/Classical/History.

Please submit sites to this category only if they are in English. If your site is not in English, please review World/, and submit your site to the appropriate category there.
Contains websites for organizations which govern amateur Olympic fencing.
This category contains sites about fencing that is primarily personal and subjective in nature, and not affiliated in any official manner with a club, organization or competition.
Please submit sites to this category only if they are in English. If your site is not in English, please review World/, and submit your site to the appropriate category there.
Sites offering software to run a fencing tournament
This category is dedicated to the sport of wheelchair fencing, a variant of the Olympic sport.
Please submit sites to this category which are dedicated exclusively to the sport of wheelchair fencing.

Please submit sites to this category only if they are in English. If your site is not in English, please review World/, and submit your site to the appropriate category there.