Hi, my name is OPTIMUS PRIME. With a name like this, you probably can figure I fence epee and have extraordinary Autobot powers.
I've decided to move a European country for fencing. It will be my first time making a living outside of the United States.
I would like to know if there are any other board members/lurkers who have left the country to train with Eurofencers. I will be gone overseas for a period of 1-2 years. I hope to fence as much as humanly possible.
My plan is to gain TEFL certification (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) and make some money this way. Other than that, I will live on the edge in the cheapest place I can find. Can any fencers out there reading this who have such experience help me, OPTIMUS PRIME, in my mission? I am particularly looking for advice about any 'cultural' differences between fencing clubs in European countries and the United States, if there are any. I wouldn't want to make a bad impression. Please, tell me your experience.