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Fencing Actions Part 1, Home Fencing Practice Salle.

09/16/14

Sport Fencing Actions

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Two systems of classifications of fencing actions:

1. The basic, fundamental, classification of fencing ac­tions

2. Tactical classifications of fencing actions (from the point of view of tactics; the psychological base of choosing certain fencing strokes in a bout; fencer's intentions).

All fencing actions applied in a bout may be divided into two main categories:

A. Preparatory Actions.

B. Actual Actions (real or ultimate actions).

A. Preparatory Actions.

Preparatory actions are the numerous and various fencing actions that are not intended to score a hit, directly or indirectly, but facilitate and prepare the successful application of actual (real) actions.

Preparatory actions serve the following purposes:

1. Assessment of the opponent and orientation in the psychological and factual situations in the bout.

2. Concealing one's own intentions.

3. Misleading the opponent and using tactical feints

4. Drawing certain actions from the opponent and trying to influence his movements.

5.  Maneuvering, gaining the feel of play, gaining the initiative, preparing one's own attacks and other actions.

6.  Hindering the opponent's concentration, assessment of distance, etc.

 

A. Preparatory Actions.

Preparatory actions are the numerous and various fencing actions that are not intended to score a hit, directly or indirectly, but facilitate and prepare the successful application of actual (real) actions.

Preparatory actions serve the following purposes:

1. Assessment of the opponent and orientation in the psychological and factual situations in the bout.

2. Concealing one's own intentions.

3. Misleading the opponent and using tactical feints

4. Drawing certain actions from the opponent and trying to influence his movements.

5.  Maneuvering, gaining the feel of play, gaining the initiative, preparing one's own attacks and other actions.

6.  Hindering the opponent's concentration, assessment of distance, etc.

 

Offensive, Defensive, and Counter‑offensive Actions.

When discussing the application of actual actions in a bout, one should bear in mind that they may be

executed either on one's own initiative (offensive actions) or

as a response to the opponent's initiative (defensive and counter‑offensive actions).

Offensive actions are executed on one's own initiative, except riposte. In a bout, the parry and subsequent riposte are composed of first a defensive action and then an immediate offensive action. Parry and riposte form one technical and tactical unit in which the parry is defensive and the riposte is offensive.

B. Actual Actions

Actual actions are ultimate, specific actions intended to ward off a hit or to score a hit, directly or indirectly (see below: discussion of first and second intention). From the point of view of the most elementary tactical application, the actual actions can be divided into:

offensive actions, defensive actions and counter‑offensive (offensive‑defensive, counter‑attacks).

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Offensive Actions comprise:

1.  Attacks

2.  Ripostes

3.  Counter‑ripostes

4.  Counter‑time

5.  Renewed offensive actions (remise, reprise, redouble)

Attack with Slide-Lunge with Double Faint and Thrown Point.

 

 See SLIDE v(BELOW)v 

Mariel Zagunis Lunge Demo.

Finishing in Balance and change of rhythm (TEMPO) is very important, to her and her coach.

 See Slide-Lunge with Double Faint ^(ABOVE)^
Slide 

The Check is a discrete action used as a preparation to evoke a response from an opponent. The Check may be interpreted by an adversary as: a final action or a preparation of a final action or nothing at all.
You can execute a Check in many ways. That’s why you can find competent fencers practicing the skill of Check-Lunge attacks, Check-Flesh attacks and Check-Counter time.
Maybe my question should have been. How much should the center of gravity (CG) move when Checking? When do you start to move the CG: with the starting foot, after the starting foot or before the starting foot when moving forward or backwards or to start a change of direction?

LINK to, VIDEO TUTORIALS Sport Fencing Foot Work Remex Part 1b

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Step Forward Lounge Attack with Acceleration.

Slow -Fast 

Counter‑riposte

 
REMISE WITH & WITHOUT REDOUBLEMENT.

Renewed offensive actions by
remise with redouble.
REMISE.Simple direct, offensive or counter offensive action made after theinitial offensive or counter offensive is parried, when the riposte is delayed or absent.  

Renewed offensive actions by Reprise with Redoublement.

REDOUBLEMENT. Forward conformation with new footwork (lunge, fleche, etc...) after an initial offensive action is short or parried.

REPRISE. Simple indirect, compound offensive or counter offensive action made after the 'initial offensive or counter offensive is parried, when the riposte is delayed or absent.

Defensive Actions comprise:

1.      Parries

2.      Evasions

3.      Retreats (defense with distance)

Demonstrate to your coach using a partner. The Circular parry six - riposte in opposition Exercises.
1. Circular parry six - riposte in opposition standing.
2. Circular parry six with Retreat (defense with distance) - riposte in opposition with lunge.
3. Straight-attack, Circular parry six - riposte in opposition in lunge, direct counter-riposte (remaining in the lunge).
4. Straight-attack, Circular parry six in recovery back, direct counter-riposte standing.
5. Straight-attack, Circular parry six in recovery back, direct counter-riposte with lunge.

 

Demonstrate to your coach using a partner.

The Parry Four, Parry-Riposte Exercises.

1. Parry-direct  riposte standing.

2. Parry-direct  riposte with lunge.

3. Straight-attack, parry in lunge, direct counter-riposte (remaining in the lunge).

4. Straight-attack, parry in recovery back, direct counter-riposte standing.

5. Straight-attack, parry in recovery back, direct counter-riposte with lunge.

Counter‑Offensive actions comprise:

1.    Point‑in‑Line (arm straight and point threatening the opponent's target).

2.    Counter‑Attacks, consisting of simple counter-attacks

stop‑hit (time stop, USFA),

stop‑hit with opposition (time thrust, USFA),

derobement, stop-hit with evasion and

Compound Counter‑attacks:

feint of stop‑hit,

deceive the parry; and feint of derobe, derobe (feint in time, finta in tempo).

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Compound Attack,Feint Deceive Part 1

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Compound Attack, Feint Deceive Part 2

EPEE 
Compound Thrust in: Attack, Riposte and Counter Riposte.

FOIL 
Compound Thrust in: Attack, Riposte and Counter Riposte.

 

Stop-Hit with Evasion as a Counter-Attack.

STOP HIT.  A direct thrust executed into the opponent's attack (a variety of counter‑attack).
COUNTER-ATTACK. Offensive action executed after the start of the opponent's offensive action. An attack made against the right-of-way, or in response to the opponent's attack. 
ATTACK, COMPOUND : Offensive action preceded by one or more feints, or actions on the blade.

SABRE 
Compound Cuts in: Attack, Riposte and Counter Riposte.

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