Monday, September 17, 2012
I was disallusioned about fencing.
The first two classes were how to advance and retreat for an hour. Muscles you have never used, stances that are foreign in nature to ant thing I have done for fitness.
There was a 14 year old in my class who had been there since he was nine. H estill was not fencing except when being taught by the fencing master. I did watch the Olympics fencing matches, epee, foil and saber.
I had an opportunity to act as a judge for a match of two advanced students in my class.
I watched one of them to see if their opponents tip scored a hit. They were fencing epee.
The blade had to bend in a curve, indicating a penetrating wound. There was a referee between myself and the other judge who watched the other fencer.
Thank all of you for your kind thoughts.