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Hikaru Sulu and Janice Rand fencing on the USS Excelsior (NCC-2000).

Fencing was a sport from Earth that involves two competitors, wearing protective clothing, engaged in combat with a foil, a thin, blunted sword-like weapon. The goal of the competitors was to score points by making "touches" with the foil on the opponent's body. The first competitor to reach a set number of points was declared the winner.

James T. Kirk was on the Starfleet Academy fencing team. (TOS comic: "The Flight of the Buccaneer")

Hikaru Sulu was an avid fencer and once described himself as a "master swordsman". While affected by the Psi 2000 virus in 2266, Sulu chased crewmen around the corridors of the USS Enterprise with his fencing foil. (TOS episode: "The Naked Time"; TOS comic: "No Compromise Part One")

In an alternate reality, Sulu had received advanced combat training in fencing. In 2258, he fenced with Romulan guards atop the Narada's drill platform high in Vulcan's atmosphere. (TOS movie: Star Trek)

Shortly after being assigned to the Enterprise in 2267, Ensign Pavel Chekov decided to take up fencing, and for a while he would practise against the ship's computer. However, after some goading from Sulu and Nyota Uhura, Chekov decided to practise against Sulu. (TOS comic: "No Compromise Part One")

Lieutenant Thule G'Dok Glemoor was an avid fencer. He and Captain Rachel Garrett often fenced, though Garret preferred dueling with sabers. (TLE novel: Well of Souls)

Captain Jean-Luc Picard was also a keen fencer and faced a number of competitors during his time aboard the USS Enterprise-D, including Commander Riker, Lieutenant Dean and Guinan. (TNG episodes: "We'll Always Have Paris", "I, Borg", "Lessons")

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