Our thanks to Alex and Dave from the Kitsap Marauders Fencing Club, who visited the Crew in December. None of us had ever touched a foil, epee, or saber, but within two hours, these excellent coaches had taught us enough of the basics to engage us in battle. Fencing is great for balance, fitness, judgement, and strategy. It helps to have quick reflexes and builds confidence. Our bouts may have ended quickly, but not for a lack of heart. We hope to continue perfecting our newly gained skills.