Hello and welcome to our fencing blog, The Pointy End!
This blog is the brainchild of a few Caidan fencers who want to promote awesomeness in our community. We hope to foster an environment of education, healthy competition, and fun!
We aim to support all the members of the community, from newbie to White Scarf to marshal. Our hope is that this site will provide a resource for discussion and self-guided education, from advice on techniques to period documentation to tutorials on making garb and offhands. We also wish to provide a resource for newer fencers to connect with their local groups, and get to know the different members of their community.
We firmly believe in the benefit of studying period techniques, but only when used in conjunction with modern-day knowledge of physiology. Every body and every fencer is different; our aim is not to espouse or condemn one method of thinking, but to offer diverse techniques and opinions and allow the reader to choose what works best for him or her.
We hope this website becomes a valued resource for our community. Please get in touch if you have any questions or feedback!