American sports English: Fencing
P: This music reminds me of pirate movies like 'Pirates of the Caribbean.' Why are you listening to that?
Y: Because I like sword fighting. Do you like it?
P: It's hard to say, Yang Chen. I guess I don't have anything against swords, but it seems a bit strange. Why do you ask?
Y: Because I want to try fencing! 击剑！
P: Fencing F-E-N-C-I-N-G. Fencing is the official name for competitive and Olympic sword fighting.
But isn't fencing kind of dangerous, Yang Chen? And what ever happened to being a professional weightlifter?
P: Just a few days ago.
Y: I don't remember it. But anyway. Fencing can be dangerous, but we are going to be very careful and wear protective gear ，防护服， 从头到脚都要包起来。
P: Okay, I feel a little better knowing we are wearing masks, gloves and other protective gear that covers us from head to toe.
P: Cool! This is the foil F-O-I-L.
This foil looks like a real sword, but it doesn't have a sharp end.
Y: That's right. Foil 叫做钝头剑, 是用来练习的。
Y: Oh, don't be a wimp, Patrick.
P: It didn't hurt. It just surprised me, that's all.
Y: All right. Now that we have our protective gear on and our foils, let's start fencing. Ready? Avant garde!
P: Whoa, whoa, whoa.Yang Chen, I'm not ready. I don't even know how to fence!
Y: I don't either.
P: Then why are we here?
Y: Because I think fencing is cool. 你不觉得击剑很帅吗？
P: Yang Chen, that 's not a good reason to go into fencing .
Y: It's not?
But I want to do it, 我要学会击剑，和坏人斗争，我要拯救世界！
P: OK. Before you can save the world, let's go online to check the local gyms and find you a good coach.
Y: Great idea.
P: Ouch! Stick to weightlifting and Michael Phelps for now.
A: Yes! Fencing is so cool! 感觉好像是非常有风度的跳舞!
B: But still, it's dangerous. You shouldn't play with a sword unless you've had adequate training.
A: Donny, 我本来还想和你笔划两招呢! 我当佐罗，你呢，这么胆小，只能当佐罗最亲密的战友了!
B: 那也不错啊! 他的战友是......？