Thanks for the kind words.
I didn’t mean to say that Brienne wasn’t one of the best swordsmen in the world, only that it’s hard to know exactly how she ranks among the best. Brienne is probably better with a sword than the Hound — her technique and strategy seems far too advanced for him. In their fight, she disarmed him, but he used his strength and pain tolerance to take her sword away and started beating on her. From there, it was a fist fight, and Brienne bit off his ear and knocked him out with a rock. I think if he were healthy, the strength of his early punches might have tilted the scales in his favor.