A coach in El Salvador helps put young people on the right path with fencing

Americas Now

The origins of the sport of fencing lie in the military. It was one of the original sports in the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.

Despite its combative nature fencing has a very low injury rate.

A coach in El Salvador started a school to teach kids and young adults how to fence with the hope of keeping them from getting into trouble on the streets.

Take a look at some images of these young fencers on the move.