By John 'Jes' Smith

The definitive advisor to this more and more well known activity. during this accomplished advisor to the perform and methods of fencing, John 'Jes' Smith, certainly one of Britain's superior fencing masters, offers a necessary reference paintings for beginners to this interesting activity. Informative and useful, Foil Fencing covers either easy and extra complex recommendations, and gives specialist recommendation on find out how to get the main from your fencing education.

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P65 35 24/02/03, 14:20 FOIL FENCING the defender of the advantage of leverage. The defender’s hand may remain in place or describe a small ellipse, and the parry takes the character of opposition. * Fencer A: on guard in sixte. Fencer B: place the blade horizontally on the inside, upper part of Fencer A’s shell. Fencer A: transport the blade to octave with a semicircular action. * Fencer B: lower blade to octave. Fencer A: form an engagement in octave. * Fencer B: extend with a deep feint below Fencer A’s shell.


G. g. from octave to quarte). To develop well-executed, controlled parries, it is first necessary to master transporting the blade to a final line, then the engagement in that line, and finally the parry against a feint or thrust in that line. The final position of a parry will be dependent on the type of attack and the final distance between the two fencers. Basically the closer the fencers finish, the further the final parry will need to be carried to ensure that the target is completely closed.

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