One member was challenging another, didn't sound frendly either. So I made a few observations about the differences between fighting for "real" and fighting for fun... having trouble with the semantics?
My analogy was "this side of retarded" because in fencing the point isn't to cause pain... so all the other points where my analogy is dead on means nothing because of the lack of pain?
The dodging, fenting, parrying, strategy, and execution in fencing must have no relation to actual swordfighting, or have no parrallels to boxing/ fighting either.
Are you familiar with SAT style analogies? Kitten is to Cat as.... (answer Child is to man, nut is to tree etc)
In that format, fencing is to swordfighting as boxing is to streetfights.
My apologies if you can't seem to grasp the logical porgression, I will try to use little words for those on the "other" side of retarded...~Nathan