Fencing Syllabus Topics

Over the period of a complete fencing course, Brian Riseley's lessons can cover the following syllabus topics:

General Rules and Etiquette of Fencing

  1. principles of each weapon and parts
  2. target areas
  3. about match president
  4. timings of match
  5. piste and boundaries

Footwork

  1. stance and why position
  2. how to step, balance, forward, backward
  3. cross step
  4. lunge
  5. appel
  6. balestra
  7. flèche
  8. timing
  9. cadence / speeds

Hand / Blade Work

  1. grip
  2. guard positions
  3. finger use : pro and supernate target and hit
  4. parries : prime and opposition
  5. beats, change, counter
  6. engagements and changed high low line
  7. types of attacks
  8. prise-de-fer with coulé, froissement, bind, croisé

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