My name is Lily and I am a graphic design intern at Suffolk Fencing Academy for the summer. One day, after I finished my work for the internship, I took my first fencing class. Coach Amanda was teaching that night and I learned fencing using the epee weapon. It is a lot more fun and interesting than I anticipated!
Trying to remember to keep my feet in an “L” shape and stay low with my knees bent while learning the basic movements was more difficult than I thought it would be. I really learned how much concentration and coordination is needed when you are fencing in order to remember what moves to do and when to do them.
At first it was a little weird hitting and being hit with the weapon, as well as the awkward positioning, but as we worked on it, the motions became more comfortable. I'm really looking forward to taking more classes while I continue my internship here!