First off sorry if this sort of question has been posted before, but I'm interested in some advice from those of you who do weapons training. I've wanted to branch out in the martial arts and try and do some weapons training. I do BJJ and judo 4-5 days a week and have also dabbled in boxing and kickboxing over the years, but never anything with weapons beyond self-defense/disarms. In my city there is a kendo club as well as a fencing club. If it were up to me I'd train kali/arnis but sadly that just isn't an option. I know that sword play isn't exactly "practical" in modern times, but if I had to pick one of these arts to delve into, which would provide a better base? Kendo seems more sensible at first glance, as you can move around more, while fencing seems largely just back and forth movement. This is probably ignorance on my part though. Here is a link to the maestro of the fencing center: http://www.louisvillefencing.org/joomla_lfc/index.php/coaches And the kendo club: http://louisvillekendo.wix.com/kendoclub#!repairs/cuy0 Thanks for any advice.