Hello! My name is Hydie and I am new to this board. Recently I've been checking out the Olympic games, and found fencing a very exciting (and challenging) sport. I am very interested in learning it. So I am planning to take beginning classes in collge this fall. I am 18 right now and going to be 19 in March. Am I a little too old to start fencing now? I mean, most people who play sports start learning at a very early age. I was never too athletic (until lately, I've been doing a lot of running, walking, cylcing, and weight-lifting at home) but I am really interested in this sport. I have no prior knowledge or experience whatsoever. What would you suggst? Would the sport be too tough for an 18-year-old? How much time do you usually put into trainings (esp. at the very beginning)? I am not planning to be playing Champions or Olympics but I just want to learn. It seems like such a wonderful and unique kind of sports. Please tell me what you think. Thanks. And I hope to know you all a little better really soon.