VR Helps New Players Learn the Sport of Fencing

Created with aspiring fencers in mind, Fencer by Russian virtual reality studio Boxglass is a fencing trainer that helps players learn all the rules in an immersive setting.

The rules of fencing are in accordance with the International Fencing Federation, which governs Olympic fencing, so the virtual experience accurately parallels real life.

With exercises focused on reaction and attention, attacking and defending, players will find that they are becoming better fencers as they duel.

While a virtual headset is worn, would-be fencers are meant to use a real fencing sword, so that they can get a feel for moving with an object of the correct weight. As the studio describes, this plays an essential role in the formation of muscle memory and motor skills.