In a nutshell... this week marks one year since I have returned to fencing after ten years away. And I'm having a great time- picked up with epee right where I left off and fencing more (and more seriously) than I did years ago. I'm also competing for the first time and I'm almost surprised at how much I enjoy it! But I keep wondering if I should try focusing on foil for a while. While I am improving little by little in epee, I notice the following: the majority of my touches are scored in my opponents trunk and the majority of my opponents touches land on my weapon arm. In other words, since I seem to have trouble landing touches on my opponent's arm and hand, I believe I am going into my bouts with a self-imposed handicap. Would it make sense to just switch to foil and see how that goes? When I was starting out, I fenced foil for about nine months before my teacher allowed me to take up epee. So I did not "skip" a proper beginning with foil. And although I win plenty of bouts in epee, I'm trying to realistically evaluate my skills and weaknesses at this point. Yes, of course I will speak to my teachers. But I still would like to get some opinions around here, especially from anyone who has made the switch themselves. Thanks.