The Big Reveal: Tell us your Theme for 2013 hosted by Mina and David is here!
My reveal: Fencing and Swordplay Terminology. If you want to know about Attacks and Assaults (not the criminal type), Bouts, Epees, Foils, Sabres, and what it means to Disengage, this is the place to visit during A to Z.
Why: Because I felt like reliving some nostalgic memories of my fencing days in college, including a bit of time I spent at coaches camps for the USFA. I used to be a certified beginning level fencing coach for sabre, and a beginning and level 1 certified coach for foil. Of course, they've changed the training since then (it's been like, well, 17 years or so). Plus, I just love a good sword-fight scene, and might mention a few of those. (Z is for Zorro after all)
One disclaimer: most of my knowledge is based on USFA and Olympic Fencing techniques which are not the same as double-handed broadsword or SCA rapier style fencing techniques. If you have knowledge of those, please feel free to stop by during the challenge and lend some expertise in those areas in the comments, or shoot me an e-mail pre-challenge. I'm always interested in learning more about swords :).
So, are you interested in sword-fighting? And Do you have a theme for A to Z?