170129 Preparation

The term “preparation” has many meanings.  Yes, today you got up, cleaned up, had breakfast, put your clothes on, and came to open fencing.  The getting up, cleaning up, eating, etc. was all preparation.  Not what this post is about.  You warmed-up, a nice, quick 10 minutes of light work…

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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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