History

Stage Fencing and Fencing Competitions – Strength Magazine – February, 1930

It is a far cry from the days of knights and castles and ages when gun-powder was unknown, days when a man’s lease on life was determined largely by his ability to wield a wicked sword, to the present age when battle is done by seventy-mile guns, gas, and aerial bombs, and when the invisible death ray is just around the corner. But, nevertheless, even though men no longer need to know swordsmanship to protect themselves or conquer others the noble art of fencing still holds a great attraction and fascination for almost everyone.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas