Too often will I see someone with no to little experience take down a better fencer. I wanted to clear up all the myths and such surrounding leftys.
1) "Leftys have an advantage". While true to an extent not totally. I hear this too often. Everything a lefty does to you you can do right back. The only reason you couldn't is because you wouldn't know how to attack a lefty in these areas.
2) The On Guard
The starting On Guard is very important. The Lefty will mostly try to go for the arm and front leg. If you take your arm and take it to the outside more it will force them to atack tothe inside and limits the target way down.
When going against a left handed person they may expect you to be uunnerved at the fact that they are left handed. As soon as you fall into this negitive mind set they have won. Accept that it is different and maybe more difficult but never get scared or un-nerved. I was at the JO Qualifiyers and I had to go up against a lefty. It was the first time and I had no idea what to do. Instead of just fencing I put in too much thought and lost 15-3.
I hope this helped. I will add more as I think of it.
"To many mind"