The common image of fencing as a sword battle between knights isn’t too far from the truth.
Fencers gear up in white suits that almost look like a beekeeper’s uniform. Instead of protecting the wearer from bees, they’re protecting them from an opponent’s metal sword. They have a choice of three weapons.
Epee, Foil and Saber each involve a different style of fighting.
None of the styles are just about attacking an opponent.
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