Italy is renowned for its artistic genius, a myriad of culinary delights and the charm and warmth of its people, but few are aware that Italy excels in the elegant sport of swordsmanship. An often under-appreciated Olympic sport, fencing is both a skill of grace and sometimes of brutality. While swordsmanship exists all over the world with different schools and philosophies, the Italian school of fencing is famous in the arena of swordplay for its history and techniques in this niche realm of sport. Pauline Chakmakjian gives lectures on a variety of subjects related to the arts, culture and history of specific countries.
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