Jason Sheridan gives a good sales pitch for fencing over on Active.com:

Actress Angelina Jolie, soccer legend David Beckham and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg share one thing in common: They love swordplay.

If you’re looking for something new and exciting for your kids, or even yourself, that gets them moving more and in new ways, then you need to check out fencing.

Youth fencing class
It’s swordfighting, but safe! Everyone likes swordfighting, right?

Read his full article: Introduce Your Child to a New Sport: Fencing

You can also check out Fencing.Net’s Parents Guide to Fencing