Cool, I used to fence. I did pretty well too. It is expensive, especially when you get into the electric stuff, but it is quite enjoyable. Don't give up until you give it a good try. If you like the random sword fighting, you might like the epee (the one with the big bell guard) more. You can hit your opponent anywhere--their mask, hand, even their foot. Plus there is no right of way, just who hits first.