fencer y- woah thats so cool
positive aspects include the opportunity to learn intelligent risk taking, how to win without being obnoxious and how to lose without getting flustered, the opportunity to learn at your own pace and the challenge of unravelling the mystery of the game.
negative aspects include ignorant referees, the atrocious cost of equipment and participation in tournaments, the difficulty of finding competent instruction, and the compulsion of every greenhorn newbie to turn into the fencing master when someone just a week or two newer to the sport is around.
Go electric as soon as possible!
It has three main forms - foil (only hit opponent's torso, all hits made with point), épée (hit anywhere, can only use point) and sabre (hit torso, arms and head using any part of the blade inc. point). Foil and sabre have a system called "right of way" for decided who gets the points. In épée, if you hit, you score a point.
It is "explosive" - meaning most of the actions done will be rapid changes of pace (as opposed to say, "endurance" activities like running marathons or satisfying one's girlfriend).
B: Some - it's the only one where you can't see how fit the athletes are because they're wearing three layers of kit and metal blocks on their heads.
A: You're not a fencer, are you?