“Fencing can be indulged in by all. Application and skill equalize the chances between the short and the tall, the weak and the strong. The consciousness of improvement in the art lends it a fascination, which is increased by the pleasure of competition with other fencers. Those who learn the art become its devotees. They soon find that there is always something to learn and that, as in chess, there are always new combinations of known movements to invent or to oppose.”
-Maître d’Armes Louis Rondelle.