Accademia Scherma Milano has approved its project for blind fencing by the Non-Visible Onlus Sports Group of Milan with which it has started a constructive and fruitful collaboration for the practice and promotion of blind fencing throughout the Milan area.
The blind fencing is becoming increasingly popular throughout Italy, so much so that in 2014 the Italian Fencing Federation recognized a national circuit for this sport. Only the Sword is used for the 3 Olympic weapons. Compared to the Olympic discipline, there are only a few small differences, including a guiding line along the entire length of the platform that guides the athlete towards his opponent, and a differentiated sound detector to make it easier to understand who took the thrust. In order for the jab to be considered valid, it is necessary that a contact between the blades occurred first.