Fencing is an Olympic game with three disciplines i.e. Foil, Epee & Saber. The Kenya Fencing Federation an affiliate of National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOC-K), International Fencing Federation (FIE) and a member of African Fencing Confederation is the only body with mandate to manage the sport of fencing in Kenya. It manages national tournaments, county fencing associations, schools and clubs fencing. Since its establishment in 2019, the federation's endeavor has been to promote the sport of fencing where fencers practice and excel in clean sport to realize a fencing community of true sportsmanship which grows both culturally and socially.
On our road map, the federation's core activities are aimed at promoting and developing Fencing in Kenya and to tighten ties of friendships which unite fencers all over the world by nurturing and improving fencing in every aspect.
The federation is blending fencing sport with culture, education & Olympism and seeks to create a way of life based on the joy of effort, the educational values of good fencing practices, social responsibility and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles.
Historically, fencing was considered the Sport of Kings because it was practiced by royalty and the upper class. The fencing arts were practiced for the sport and to learn to protect themselves should they end up in a duel.
In modern times, Fencing has become an Olympic Sport and is a fun and very safe individual activity that is terrific for all ages and athletic abilities. It is also a multi-dimensional sport that teaches people to enjoy winning and to profit from defeat. It has often been referred to as "Physical Chess" because you learn to overcome your opponent by using strategy, technique, and physical endurance.
For the youth, they learn to make complex decisions, to analyze problems, and to think quickly. They develop Life Skills that help them achieve their potential in all that they do. Fencing encourages the development of self-confidence, teaches respect and promotes fitness. Fencing is also a great activity for developing general athletic skills including: hand to eye coordination, speed and agility. Fencers learn to compete individually as well as a team.
To become the leading Fencing Federation in Africa that governs fencing sport professionally, ethically and contribute to the world of fencing by producing world class fencers and fencing infrastructure.
To build a successful sport organization where members can compete in various disciplines, organize national competitions
and to further the prospect of our members' participation in international competitions.
Professionalism, Respect, dynamic thinking, Honesty and Innovativeness.