Live blade fencing from the late 1800's and early 1900's was known as academic fencing or 'Mensur' fencing.  Facial scars were common and the chicks supposedly loved them. The full quote is "My knowledge of pain, learned with the sabre, taught me not to be afraid. And just as in dueling when you must concentrate on your enemy's cheek, so too in war.  You cannot waste time feinting and sidestepping. You must decide on your target and go". #duel #dueling #liveblade #mensur #bravery #training #fencing #scar #putitontheline #skininthegame #faceyourfears
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