Tonight it was a particular parry-riposte combination when fighting with sword and buckler. Everything was going as usual (wearing myself out *not* getting touches on my instructor) when suddenly...it wasn't that I remembered what I'd been told (and practiced at half speed repeatedly)...it was as if a target area were highlighted and my blade slid right into it before I even thought "Hit that!" My parry didn't impeded my attack; my attack timing was dead on. And bingo, it worked. Not just once, either.
Also had the chance to watch two very stylish fencers, just about evenly matched, go at it--wow. Single-blade, mostly, but also combinations. Educational, entertaining, a delight.