Rockway Mennonite Collegiate
2013 WWSEF Awards
Award of Merit
En Garde: Fencing Dummy Fights Back
My invention is a mechanical fencing dummy that thrusts with proper form to provide fencers an efficient and useful training partner. Although fencers need to practice frequently to improve their skills, a human opponent is not always available. This dummy allows fencers to practice alone to improve their fencing techniques, timing, distance, stamina, speed and more. The dummy's arm is actuated by a pneumatic cylinder.