I fenced for 8 years growing up. I only really got into it because of my sister. She got into fencing first, and I always had to go to her practices and do homework. I didn't want to do homework, so I took up fencing. If I had to be there anyway, I might as well try it right?
I didn't know much about fencing at the time, but then 8 years later I found myself fencing all the way through high school. There are a lot of misconceptions about fencers (thanks to Parent Trap, James Bond, and Richie Rich).
I sought to set the record straight.