: Can I ask a silly, but obvious, question; Why are all of you looking at
: your opponents eyes? This isn't boxing. What are you looking for?
: Admittedly, lower level fencers might be tempted to look at their target
: before attacking (such as looking to the head before launching a head
: cut) but better fencers KNOW where their target is. If I know where your
: weapon hand is, I know where your head is.
: Possibly I can see Epee fencers doing this before a toe touch, but I
: doubt at higher levels this is happening either (not a Epee fencer, so I
: can't say for certain).
: All you are ever going to see in my eyes is concentration and
: determination, and I think that works better for me if you do see my eyes.
: L. Dale Walter
Actually, growing up with Tae Kwon Do and Shotokan Karate, I've learned
That one's eyes can certainly tell one's intentions. I'm not saying that you
will know where, and how fast, an attack is coming, but definitley when.
Even at higher level fencing I believe that if you are apt enough to pick up
on your opponents eye's, an advantage may be gained.
Now, if you're asking "WHAT THE HELL DO YOU LOOK FOR IN HIS EYES?"
Man, it may be considered another sport!! Talk to a Tae Kwon Do master or
something, better yet post something!
Anyway, I think these lexan masks, are more realistic and truer to the history
of the sport......people back in the day didn't cover there eyes! Oh wait,
maybe they did.....well at least ZORO did...you know that black thing he wore
over his eyes! Scratch that comment!
If or when fencers get good at this eye thing, it may be just another peice on
the chess board another tool for deception, another HEADACHE!! But just a bit
more challenging ;)
FOR THOSE who think the sport of fencing would drastically change or will mess
things up in there lives because of this............you're entitled to your