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.
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