Last year, while living up in the city, I dropped in to a fencing class. I ended up training there until I moved home again.
I enjoyed the training. It was technically complex yet simple, if that makes sense! Simple in that the movements were easy to learn, but complex in that they were hard to master and there were many sublties that I hadn't picked up on.
I found the basics of fencing to be similar to boxing, and I began to notice areas of crossover between the two.
In particular, I found the footwork very useful: Although it was usually linear, it was quite good as it trained me to move forwards and backwards quicker that I had ever learnt in any MA class.
Aside from that, it was a pretty good workout!
Has anyone else here ever fenced before?