Question for the people who fence, or have fenced. Like a lot of people who do modern fencing, I tend to keep my off-hand low, palm-down, around where my rear hip is, extending it rearward on a lunge. This picture nicely illustrates both were my off-hand rests when I'm not lunging and when I am. However, I've noticed that a lot of people who have also trained in classical/historical fencing tend to keep their off-hand up like a scorpion's tail, like this: Which do you do? And why? If it's the latter, what's the reasoning for that? Body mechanics? Tactics? Pure tradition?