Ancient Egyptians competed in fencing in 1190 b.c. The Persians and Greeks used fencing to practice fighting.When they were fighting their swords and armor were very heavy and the soldiers arms would get very tired.120 years later at the Modern Olympic games people loved watching others win.People love playing other sports but fencing is most popular. They get a green light when they touch the person toward in front of them. Competing in 1896 fencing become an olympic sport. The athletes use three kinds of swords the foil the epee and the sabre. With the foil you are only hit the chest.