2 thoughts on “Fencing

  1. My goodness, doesn’t this class look so grown-up and strong, as well as already jousting skilfully. So who made that score tear to Neil’s trouser leg? I know that Ms Bolwell and Neil worked hard to succeed in bringing musketeering to your curriculum. It is fantastic to know that you are entering a European tradition, dating back to the Renaissance. You made me look up, ‘Fencing derives from the Latin word “defensa”, which means “protection”. When the word moved into Old French, it transformed into “defens”, again meaning to protect. … Given that explanation, it’s easy to see why fencing, as in sword fighting, is the same word as fencing, as in a protective barrier.’ from the Academy of Fencing Masters.

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