I’ve been taking fencing classes for the last 5 weeks. Great sport. I actually go to a place called Sword Player in Toronto. For about $150 you get 8 lessons 1 hour lessons. All the equipment is provided, and the instructor is pretty awesome.
My class has a total of 4 students. We end up rotating parters ever exercise. This is a good thing because there is this one woman there who has problems following instructions or aiming. You see we are suppose to aim for each others leading shoulder as it is the closest exposed target. But for some reason she keeps aiming for my genitals. We don’t wear any protection down there, and more than a few times I’ve almost had my balls skewered. Some of you may wonder, why I don’t just block / step away? Well in this school of fencing we train to overcome the natural reflexive fears, such as bringing our arms up to block. Hence we actually just take turns stabbing each other to get use to the sensation.
Thankfully as the classes progressed, we learned parries and counters, so we are now allowed to react. Needless today I need to parry low ever time I’m paired with her.