William Deyesso is former executive vice president of Wynn Management and Development Co. in Boston, Massachusetts. In his spare time, William Deyesso enjoys the sport of fencing.
While many people are familiar with fencing, few are aware it is divided into three different disciplines, each with their own rules and sword. The first type of sword is the foil, which is where most fencers begin their training. The foil sword is lighter weight than either the epee or the saber, and the fencer can only score points by poking their opponent on either the front or back of the torso.
The epee has a similar shape to the foil, but is a little heavier, and the guard for the hand is slightly larger. While points still must be scored by poking with the tip of the sword, the fencer can score by touching any portion of the opponent’s body.
Lastly is the saber, which has a long history as a cavalry weapon. Unlike the other two swords, a fencer can score points with the blade of the saber rather than just the tip. Fencers are allowed to both slash and thrust the weapon at the opponent.
William Deyesso possesses more than three decades of experience in the real estate sector and currently serves as chief executive officer of Buyers Choice Inc, an industry leading third-party insurance administrator. When he isn't working, William Deyesso enjoys several sporting activities, including fencing.
Fencing is a sport and leisure activity that has a lot to offer for both the newcomer and the veteran. For beginners, there are some tips to keep in mind when trying out fencing for the first time. Here are three key elements that developing fencers practice as they progress in their abilities.
Fencing may seem like a sport focused on the hands, but footwork is actually the fundamental element that supports everything else. The best fencers practice their footwork over and over again until they get it right. It’s not glamorous, but having good footwork is the only way to position one’s body where it needs to be to make effective strikes and avoid the lunges of an opponent.
Good fencers are typically good athletes as well. They take part in other sports and training outside of fencing. One of the best ways to see improvement as a fencer is to cross-train in other activities such as running, swimming, or even tennis.
Lastly, good fencers display respect for their opponents at all times. Fencing is a noble sport, and its participants are expected to act with the proper amount of respect for themselves, the officiating personnel, and those they face off against. It’s not a sport for the proud or the braggart.
Currently working in insurance, William "Bill" Deyesso has had several years of experience working the real estate development industry, which he considers his life-long passion. During his free time, William "Bill" Deyesso enjoys several sports, including fencing.
Fencing is considered to be one of the oldest games in history. Because fencing originated directly out of wars, the sport has always been extant in areas wherever there is war. However, it was probably the Germanic tribes that conquered fallen Rome that considered swordfight as one of the viable methods of settling grievances. The Germanic empire's influence eventually spread through the entire Christendom.
In Europe, there were three schools of fencing: Italian, Spanish, and French. It is the latter school that predominated in the United States and in Central America. Fencing came to the United States in the 1860s through French immigrants. The first fencing school in the country was established in 1874.
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