I've been fencing for just under 12 months now, just foil (as a personal preference, my club is primarily epee). I do love foil, but I have hesitated to try epee (despite clubmates urging!) as I feel it firstly is taking time away from honing my skills as a foilist, and secondly, in case i develop bad or different habits, or a different style of fencing, which actually detracts from my foil work. My question is, are these concerns valid, particularly as a new fencer? Am i better off being a one weapon fencer for now, or will branching out and doing a bit of epee each week widen my skills and assist my foil fencing? Many people at my club do both but they are all long term fencers, and are can pick either weapon up and adapt instantly. Yet there are also "one weapon" specialists. Because i have seen a lot of progress and and growth in the last 6 months, i don't want to jeopardize it. Should i reach a certain skill level before i learn a different style of weapon?