You can start any time. Please do.
It only took me 5+ years in the group, but I finally found my rose, and I think it’s going to make all the difference.
Once I took them to heart and focused on being safe, honorable, keeping a good attitude, and heightening my skill, in that order, fencing transitioned from being a weekend hobby to a personal journey.
“You can complain that roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.”
It is a noble pursuit to seek after the meaning of your rose. We hope that, with time, your rose will become a beacon of strength for you and those around you.
Each fighter carries with him or herself a Rose all unique with their own set of virtues and traits. When you look at a rose, what does it mean to you? The symbolism of your rose should always guide your actions, both on and off the field.