Senel wrote:My family was that protective that they didn't let me around anything weapon-like.
Don't complain. I had to do fencing for most of my youth, up until I finished primary school.
I learned two things in these several years.
Hitting people with a sabre is kinda fun.
Getting hit with a sabre is not. Also painful as hell for a kid, even with the protective clothes.
I did quite prefer archery. Probably one of my favourite sports. Though to be fair, if you're new and don't know how to hold the bow properly, you can really hurt yourself with the string. So your parents did have a point.