Sport: Fencing

Except for actors who have to get in trim for the moment when Macbeth tells Macduff to lay on, fencing is not a practical accomplishment in the modern world; it is, however, an exercise requiring excellent physical condition. Last week in Manhattan the Salle d'Armes Vince team won the national three-weapon championship of the Amateur Fencers League of America principally because they were more youthful, in better condition than their experienced opponents. With the foils, against the limited target of a padded chest; with the stiffer French duelling sword or epee, with which hits count when scored on any part of...

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