A sword fight really is a battle of life or death – and who as a young boy didn’t dream of taking part in one as he immersed himself in the novels of Alexandre Dumas or as he read about duels that took place centuries ago? Nowadays duels are a thing of the past and with them, notions of courage and honour seem to have disappeared as well…Even though we are now living in the 21st century, Sergey Mishenev could perhaps teach a thing or two to the famous duel aficionados that frequented the French Royal Court in the 17th century. He is a talented athlete, stuntman and fencing instructor. He loves and studies history and the various ways of mastering cold weapons (such as swords). He believes that the only way to become a professional fencer and master the ancient art is by taking it seriously and immersing oneself the sport. And this means taking part in duels!