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The Timing Fleche.  The use of the fleche has more to do with timing than with distance, and is generally used from about the same distance as a lunge. The difference lies in how one gets the body in its "over the front foot" position. The reason for this move is not to gain more distance, but to have an attack off the front foot as a timing device.  In order to attack with a lunge, one must be in an On Guard position. This means during an advance, one cannot attack by lunging (there are windows of opportunity which cannot be acted on by a lunge during the advance). The fleche from the half-advance allows for an attack to be made during (that is, interrupting) the advance. Half-way through a normal advance, the body should already be shifting forward with the landing of the front foot.  If the opportunity to strike presents itself at this point (half-way through the advance), the front foot is quickly pulled back  as a priming foot move (even as far back as the  rear foot) with the front leg bent hard and the fleche is executed "mid-advance" in terms of timing. The timing fleche can also be made from a short lunge (the lunge is deliberately made short as both a timing and distance measure, momentarily freezing the opponent, or at least confusing their sense of timing). Beginning it in the middle of a passe-avant (cross over ) is also a possibility.from: The Big Book of Fencing, by Rudy Volkmann
 Accelerated attack.   Fencers establish and maintain advance lunge distance. Fencer A leads the distance. Fencer B occasionally makes a distance error failing to retreat quickly and the beginning of fencer A's advance. When fencer A perceives this mistake he or she accelerates the back foot to finish the advance and lunge. The key here is that A must perceive the distance changing at the very beginning of the step.

Accelerated attack -Active tempo:

Accelerated attack can be accomplished passively or actively. Active implies that the fencer makes his or her own opportunity.

For example,

Fencer A, advances quickly then relaxes and begins a slow step forward.

Fencer B, retreated with the first step but is a little slow with relaxed slow step.

Fencer A, has just created an accelerated attacking opportunity.

After that you can introduce a new hand action‑let's say feint deceive.



In Epee, point penetration to the target is of utmost importuns,there by increasing the defending opponents time constrains to find Tempo for counter time.
 Beat Attack While there are no hard, fast rules on this, the beat with advance (in an Advance Lunge) should be made with or near the landing of the front foot, while the extension should be complete when the rear foot lands. Even in a Ballestra, the attacker should make every effort to establish the extension before the actual lunge. The reason the beat should be done with the fingers is so as not to interfere with the extension, which should be independent of the beat. That is, theoretically the beat can precede the extension, or occur any time during the extension.

  In Foil and Sabre fencing it is important to note that the later the beat occurs during an extension the more one risks having the referee call the meeting of the blades the opponent's parry instead of the attacker's beat. In order to establish Priority, the extension should begin immediately after the beat, if the extension hasn't already begun. The extension, as in all Priority situations, needn't be particularly quick, (in fact, changes of tempo are the marks of a good fencer)---but it does have to begin immediately. In Epee the sense of Priority is in the mind of the fencers (or coaches) not in the mind of the referee. An Epeeist Priority is on the weapon he senses that will HIT a target first (a valued touch, "touché"). from: The Big Book of Fencing, by Rudy Volkmann. Paraphrasing by Coach Gerry Duran 

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