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Fencing As A Family

Twins Take Inspiration From 'Legend Of Zelda'

Posted: January 7, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Elizabeth Kirk, left, competes in a fencing match at the Northwest Arkansas Fencing Center in Bentonville. The Kirk family, which also includes Elizabeth’s 15-year-old twin sister, Olivia, operates the center, which currently has about 75 fencers.

It's strange to think a video game could be the inspiration behind an idea that has changed the lives of a Bentonville family. That's just the case with the Kirks.

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