Does she know other styles of swordplay, or is fencing her main thing? Just curious, since fencing is more of a sport. though it does also indicate strong observational skills, tactics, and agility on her part to master fencing.
@melaredblu: It's more just swordplay, and less strict fencing, but yeah, she mostly knows that style. However, she's very good, so if she were in a real fight, she knows people won't follow the rules of her particular style, so she can go into battle fighting, rather than practice/tournament fighting.
I based it somewhat on fencing, but moreso on how kendo and naginata work.Both have practice fighting and tournament fighting, but both were actual fighting styles and could also function in the real world. Most of the moves you're taught are quite practical, and the practicing just makes sure that your body knows them well enough, so that you can react without thinking ^_^