On Friday evening, I visited the UMass Fencing Club practice at the Rec Center. I was instantly welcomed and invited to take as many pictures as I would like. I asked questions such as, "What is that?" and "What are you wearing?", my ignorance of the sport becoming apparent.
The teammates began to face off with friendly banter as well as with their metal weapons. It was clear to me that they were just a group of friends who also happened to be good at poking and whacking at each other with metal objects.
The UMass Fencing Club practices every evening during the week and welcomes those interested to come and learn.