180819 The Preparation

Last week we examined attacks on preparation, so it would seem that considering the preparation itself might be only fair.  Tyshler and Logvin, in the FIE’s Sports Fencing manual for coach training state that preparatory actions are “applied in order to receive immediate information on opponent’s intentions, creation of an distraction…

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171224 Moving The Feet

Footwork is an absolutely critical component of modern fencing, probably more important that the actual blade techniques.  Footwork allows us to set and change the rhythm of the bout.  Footwork manipulates tempo by speeding it up or slowing it down.  Accelerating footwork allows us to get to optimal hitting distance…

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