Just an interesting tidbit from that liberal bastion, the NYT A revelatory new study finds that yelling during sports could have greater benefits for performance than many of us might expect, even if it might cause spectators to look aghast and cover their ears. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/07/...artial-arts-weights-grunt-grunting-noise.html This study also cannot tell us whether consciously deciding to scream during sports would be beneficial, if noise is not natural to you. You might wind up distracting yourself with your grunts and playing worse, Dr. Sinnett says. Do you scream or grunt during fencing? Think it worth cultivating?