the point is king
there is are reasons why the French school predominated in my own experience in trying both asian martial arts and fencing I found fencing more interesting. The fencing school that I went didn't emphasize technique (at first) they just set you up with a sword and mask and let you try and discover it for yourself (after a while you could take lessons to and learn more complicated aspects of it). So basically it was you try to stick them they try to stick you. In a gym where I studied an asian style we spent a whole year learning to disarm a person with complicated joint locks then we were given padded sticks to beat on eachother with. I'm sure that some of these styles have something to offer but basically I've found that the learning curve and the ratio of time invested efficacity are more advantageous in fencing just as they are in wrestling and boxing.