was to look for a fencing group. That was in 1988. It wasn't there.
I left college in May, and this is my first post after getting back on
the net. Hallelujah!
As for the left handed thing -- from what I understand, about 5% of the
public is left-handed. Someone earlier posted that about 15% of fencers
are left-handed. My personal experience has been that about 30% of the
fencers I've met have been left-handed. I think it has more to do with
the whole right-brain issue than just whether there is an advantage. As
for the advantage of left-handers, it wears off pretty quick. I've had
bouts with lefties where I never realized that they were left-handed
until I went to shake their hand. I've gotten used to them.
Granted, as you will probably notice from that comment, I'm not one of
those ultra-serious fencers who notices every aspect of an opponents
technique. I just fence for fun.
Anyway, it's sure nice to see this group.