Hi everyone! After eleven years of various East Asian martial arts, I'm back to my first love, fencing. I fenced epee in high school (modern Olympic style); I'm fencing sabre now (once again, modern Olympic style). While I really enjoy what I'm doing now, I also have an interest in the more traditional approach to swordplay, ARMA and all that, particularly when it comes to some of the earlier, heavier weapons (as opposed to rapier), but I've never had the opportunity to train with such a group. Besides, I personally do really like the heavy emphasis on competitive sparring that I get from my current training. I do also have a question to ask...is the term WMA generally used to refer specifically to traditional approaches to sword and empty-hand training, or does it encompass modern sport-ified western martial arts as well (from Olympic and pro boxing to freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling to FIE-rules fencing)? Anyway, I'll likely be poking my head in here a bit now, and wanted to do a proper introduction.