Like the other answers here, I fenced in college. I turns out I had a knack for it and I was nationally ranked in college. Of the three weapons in sport fencing my favorite was the saber, but I was best at epee, I won the state championship back in the day. (insert Al Bundy joke here)
Anyway, try it out. Fencers are a nerdy bunch just like us here, I’d say about 50% work in IT or tech. So you will probably find good company. I’ve never seen an unwelcoming club either, they are always looking for new members and people who want to try it out.
Just like a martial arts dojo, there will be a master/head of the club that runs it. This person gets to wear a cool black extra padded fencing jacket because they get poked by students a lot (on purpose).
At the super highest levels, I might agree with the video above about sport fencing being “real” swordmanship. Those Olympians have kind of mad a mockery of the sport, with double touches all the time and a heavy reliance on electronics. I think it would actually be cooler to ditch the electric stuff and use the old 5 judge method. It would slow it down and make it way more interesting to watch, I think. But I digress.
Try out fencing! It’s awesome!