Fencing: Techniques of Foil, Epee and Sabre
This guide to fencing includes over 100 action photographs, demonstration sequences, and line drawings to help the reader put its advice into practice. It introduces the weapons and clarifies the rules governing them, explains the basics of the grip and the on-guard position, covers the strokes used in attack and defense, and explores tactics in depth.
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Foreword by Peter Jacobs Preface
PART ONE ALL WEAPONS
The History of Fencing
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attacking blade beat body bout Check List chest circular parry compound attack counter-attack counter-disengage counter-riposte cross-over cut-over cutting edge deceive defender deflecting direct attack direct riposte disengage distance double hit epeeist executed Federation Internationale d'Escrime feet feint fencer fingers finish flank fleche foil and epee foil fencing footwork forte to foible forward target French grip front foot grip ground guard position hand head high line hit your opponent Keep low line lunge offensive action offensive-defensive position opponent's attack opponent's blade opponent's foible opposing blade parry and riposte parry of octave parry of quarte parry of sixte partner piste practise prise de fer pronated quinte rear foot rotate your forearm sabre Sabre Fencing semicircular parry septime shoulder simple attack simple parry slightly step forwards stop hit straight arm straight thrust straighten your arm straightening the arm successful parry supinated sword arm tactical take the blade weapon wrist