Jim was one of the coaches when I first started fencing at Poly. Well known for his brutal warmups, tough lessons, emphasis on footwork and comments that his grannie could do better. Well, he seemed to recognise me and I had a foil lesson from him this evening. Before we started, he wanted to know if I was doing any competitions. I hesitantly mentioned Malta and he commented, "Yes, of course, you organise it every year, don't you?" "Er... no... that would be Mike. The other Chinese chap..."