161009 The Lunge

Continuing with the fundamentals, the fundamental means of carrying the attack forward is the footwork movement known as the lunge.  It is important to distinguish between the attack and the lunge, and to understand that modern fencing has really muddied the waters.  The attack is the bladework action that carries the…

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160626 Renew It

You have made a smooth, clean, fast, at the right distance and at the right time attack.  Out of nowhere, your opponent manages to parry.  Or you have made a smooth, clean, fast riposte changing the line to avoid the customary lateral parry, and, you guessed it, she still parried…

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