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This has been my first introduction to the way of the sword. With much experience over the years with various physical activities (i.e. dancing, volleyball, softball, rock climbing, cycling, backpacking, and so on) I am accustomed to the rigorous style of discipline which I enjoy. I am quite impressed with the art to which sword fighting holds and the physical as well as mental release it gives me when fighting. I have learned to have control and gain strengths where needed, as well as recognize where my weaknesses may lie and how to improve. I come from a background of loving to learn throughout life, whether that is through my own encounterings or from the stories of others. Therefore I have the honor to play a part in this art of the sword that allows one to be surrounded by new found friends and teachers from all walks of life. I look forward to meeting you on the field.