Our program on September 22nd was presented by members of the Victorian Fencing Society. While the art of fencing remains a popular sport and a competition in the Olympic Games it was pretty serious business in and 17 and 18 hundreds. Duels were fought with swords to avenge attacks on gentlemen's honors or the honors of their ladies. Fortunately more often than not the results were not fatal. 
Jonathon Carr described three types of swords used in the art of fencing while Kim Schaefer, Curtis and Ashley Rochelle,and Kyle West performed various techniques and strategies with swords and even with stick swords. Looks like a good exercise regimen as all cut splendid figures and there was heavy panting at the end of each set. Touche!