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How Fencing Can Help Children with ADHD

When parenting a child with ADHD, finding the right activity or sport can be a challenge. But what if there was a sport that not only helped to channel their energy and focus but also taught valuable life skills and values? That’s where fencing comes in.

Fencing is physically and mentally demanding and requires quick thinking, strategy, and discipline. It’s a sport that values tradition, history, and respect for the rules and opponents. These values align perfectly with what children with ADHD need to learn and develop.

Dr. David Anderson, a clinical psychologist, and ADHD specialist

Fencing is a great sport for children with ADHD. It requires focus and concentration, which can be difficult for kids with ADHD to maintain. But because fencing is so fast-paced, it can hold their attention longer than other sports.

Fencing also helps children with ADHD to integrate the notion of rules and boundaries, which they often struggle with. It teaches them to control their impulsivity and to think before they act.

Fencing coach Elsayed Emara

Fencing is a sport that requires a lot of discipline and focus. It teaches kids with ADHD to control their impulses and think before acting. It also teaches them to respect the rules and their opponents. These are all valuable life skills they can use in other areas of their lives.

In addition, fencing also provides a physical outlet for children with ADHD to release their excess energy. It’s a sport that requires agility, speed, and coordination. It’s also a sport that allows for creativity and self-expression.

Dr. Mark Bertin, a developmental pediatrician, and author

Fencing is a great sport for children with ADHD because it allows them to channel their energy and focus into something positive. It’s a sport that requires them to think critically and creatively, and it gives them a sense of accomplishment.

Many parents of children with ADHD have reported that fencing has positively impacted their child’s behavior and self-esteem. They’ve seen improvements in their child’s focus, impulse control, and overall confidence.

Fencing is a sport that can be beneficial for children with ADHD. It requires focus and discipline, teaches valuable life skills, and provides a physical outlet for excess energy. It’s a sport that can help children with ADHD to channel their energy in a positive and productive way.

If you are a parent of a child with ADHD and looking for a sport to help your child, you may want to consider fencing. Don’t wait any longer; take advantage of our free trial offer and bring your child to our fencing club in Monrovia today to see how fencing can help them with their ADHD and watch them excel in this exciting and discipline sport!


We believe that fencing is not only a fun and exciting sport, but it can also positively impact children, especially those with ADHD. We want to invite you and your child to come and try fencing with us with no commitment. We offer a free trial class where your child can experience the benefits of fencing and decide if it’s the right fit. Our experienced coaches will guide your child through the basics of fencing and help them develop their skills in a safe and supportive environment. Don’t wait any longer; sign up for our free trial today and let your child discover the joys of fencing!

Elsayed Emara
Elsayed Emara
Hi, I'm Coach Emara, a contributor to this blog and Head Coach/Program Director at Fortune Fencing. With over two decades of coaching experience and a former stint as an Olympian fencer for Egypt, I have a wealth of expertise to share. I've trained many competitive fencers to national and international success. As the Vice President of the Midwest Fencing Coaches Association and a former educator at Illinois Central Community College, I'm eager to use this platform to share insights from my journey and inspire the next generation of fencers.

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