Is there any translation between fencing (modern sport fencing or historical fencing) and empty hand fighting? It seems like Bruce Lee thought so, after reading Tao of Jeet Kune Do. What in particular skills learned in fencing would translate to empty hand? footwork? What about two handed historical fencing, like rapier and dagger, rapier and cloak, sword and buckler, or case of rapiers. Does anyone teach empty hand applications to fencing techniques, like filipino martial artists teach empty hand applications from knife and stick work? Thank you for any replies.