GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Don't call it a comeback. Fencing has been here for years.
Close to 3,000 years, actually. But it's growing in popularity in now, thanks to the West Michigan Fencing Academy.
Head coach Mike Nemecek welcomes a full house to his academy, located on the southwest side of Grand Rapids, each week.
Kids, teenagers and adults are all suiting up with armour to enjoy a sport that's origin dates back to ancient Egypt.
"Just the idea of wielding a sword," says Nemecek. "When I first tried to get into it years ago, I wanted to do it because I wanted to sword fight."
Wielding a sword got him started, what got him to stay involved a whole lot more.
"You can have fun on the surface and stay there forever," Nemecek says.
"The more you learn, the more you realize you don't know. It's always like evolving so you have to learn new stuff."