I saw only another thread about fencing in this forum and the discussion was mostly about fencing related to martial arts, which isn't really what I'd like to talk about. This should be an active thread for anyone who practices (or would like to start) any of the three fencing weapons, sharing comments, experiences, results and suggestions about equipment or similar matters. I apologize in advance for my messy English, but I think that everything will be pretty much understandable. I just came back from a two weeks long international epee "meeting" in Wisla (Poland), which was attented by many Czech, Polish and Italian fencers, mainly top-rankers from the Cadets age category. We were sorted in groups based on ranking, gender and age: 2 groups (A and B) for males, 2 groups (C1 and C2) for women and group D for those less than 13 years old. This was a great chance for someone still inexperienced like me to fence against a lot of capable opponents (we fenced for hours everyday and organized a lot of little tournaments). I improved a lot this summer because of that, since I started to solve with my teacher many of my weak points (below average footwork coordination, fitness and overall physical shape), while working on my best qualities (a good sense of measure and a great time choice). On the 28th of October there should be the first Junior category tournament, so I'm planning to bring a digital video camera and make some cool videos to share with this message board.