Truro Fencing Club continues to go from strength to strength, last weekend they beat Russia at an international competition in Hungary.
Head coach Jon Salfield says it is down to its members commitment, hard work, and training.
James Honey-Bone is british number one, he started fencing here when he was nine. He said:
It is often thought of as an elite sport - the kit is expensive and the moves are all in French but it is a view that is starting to change.
And what is the aim of fencing?
"Well in modern competition fencing we are not trying to kill each other", head coach Jon tells me, "what we are trying to do is score points and you score points by hitting the valid target."
Fencing is a complex sport, there are a lot of techniques to learn and a lot of rules, the footwork is very difficult, and you have to be fit, fast and strong, I am told.
People travel from all over the world to train in Cornwall, Raoul Bonner has come over from Germany. He said:
The club is also home to the British number one wheelchair champion, Matthew Campbell Hill. He said:
Head coach Jon has now had more than 40 fencers selected for Great Britain, more than any other club in the country.