Doesn’t everyone wish he could fence?.....It is violence refined into beauty, it has associations with love, honor and suicidal pride. We think of great fencers-unlike great footballers or junk-bond salesman-as superior beings: air and fire, rather than earth and water. We think of Cyrano, Zorro and the Three Musketeers.
James Traub GQ 1994
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Went to a ref clinic with Mary Mahon yesterday. It was, without a doubt, the best one I have ever attended.
I had people tell me before that epee is a RoW weapon. Mary explained why that was so. It still kind of makes my head hurt thinking about it.