Yeash! I did it! SO worth it, being up in the sky and in control. There’s absolutely nothing like it.
minervasabre's Life List
1. know everything there is to know
2. build an empire
3. Visit Roma
4. Teach myself Calculus
5. find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it everyday for a year
6. Join the Catholic Church
7. achieve Cadet Second Lieutenant grade in the Civil Air Patrol
Because then I can get a scholarship for my flight training and have a kick-assical career in the Air Force, make six digits, and marry a rich guy.
It’s not Errol Flynn; don’t expect that coming in. Fencing is entirely worth it every step of the way. It has its frustrations, but the victories and the general aspects of it outweigh that greatly.
You’ll want to start out with the foil, and prior to that you want to get your footwork down. After a little while, once you’ve got a bit of footwork under your belt (by then you’ll have done bladework too) you will begin to bout (or fence, or spar).
Then if you wish you can move on to either the epee or the sabre. They are different from the foil, but are also a lot of fun. I myself am a sabrist, and I think it’s the best weapon out there for its speed and aggressiveness. But you should choose a weapon that you feel an attraction to and that you think is fun.
Fencing is amazing… I HIGHLY suggest you find a club near you and start today! If you want to know more about fencing, take a look around fencing.net. They’ve got a good bit of info there, plus a little gadget that helps you find a local club/school.