One of the favorite weapons over the years, is the sword. Varying in size and shape, they come in many forms. While anyone who picks up a sword for the first time may be able to swing it back and forth, it takes much practice in order to wield a blade with true skill. Much of the art called swordsmanship is made up of discipline. Executing the same movements smoothly, and fluidly over and over again are what give a real blademaster his edge. A true master can take his sword, and swing with only a bit of effort, and slice his foe in half, while a beginner may swing with all his might, and not even penetrate his foes outer skin.