The most challenging of qualification paths for fencing is the Cadet/Junior path. It’s incredibly confusing.
Even those of us who have an intimate understanding of these two paths can find the whole thing a bit overwhelming. I know I’ve written about the qualifications extensively in the past, and apparently it was confusing for me as well.
Why are the Cadet and Junior qualifying paths so confusing?
Our next task is to figure out why these two qualifying paths are so doggone confounding. What is it about these that makes them more of a challenge to figure out than say, Y10 vs. Y12?
There are many reasons for the difficulty, and here are some to name a few: