I'm also a sword geek, studying historical fencing. I enjoy the mental aspects of the game, was well as the phsyical. I study Longsword, Rapier, Sword and Buckler, Sword and Round Shield, Cutlass, Knife and Cutlass and more.
I still believe in Chivalry, opening doors for the lady, letting her go first. I even tilt at windmills on occasion.