En Garde!

The Spawn has decided to investigate Flagship’s fencing club, and has attended an organizational meeting (where she learned that beginners are welcome) and her first practice/lesson, which was last night at Flagship’s Geezer Memorial Pleasure Dome.

She hasn’t had the chance to handle any of the weapons yet; they spent the evening working on footwork, which she says reminds her a bit of her dance work in high school color guard, and “smacking each other with gloves”, apparently as a means of punctuating lunges. (Perhaps the Fencing Bear could fill me in on this at some point.)

Along the way, the club member/instructor demonstrated a stance/position in which he stood, rocking back and forth a bit — presumably in order to advance or retreat as needed. As this was going on, the Spawn made a mental connection:

“Is this supposed to look like Mortal Kombat?”

(Artist's Conception)

(Artist’s Conception)

This apparently had not occurred to the instructor before, and left him a bit nonplussed. Nonetheless, the Spawn says she had a terrific time, and is already looking forward to the next session. As fencing is a sport that has always interested me, I’m tickled to know she’s trying it. Updates may follow as needed.


About profmondo

Dad, husband, mostly free individual, medievalist, writer, and drummer. "Gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche."
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One Response to En Garde!

  1. Withywindle says:

    I did fencing for a while … I used some of what I picked up for fight scenes in my novels … The Princess Bride really does have the most amazing fencing sequence of all time … Dot dot dot …

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