We had a great time learning about fencing in gym this past week. We learned a lot about the basic moves and weapons of the sport. We had the opportunity to try out different weapons, and wear the proper clothing used in fencing.
Advance–The ‘advance’ is the basic forward movement. The front foot moves first
Advance Lunge–An advance followed immediately by a lunge.
Retreat–The basic backwards movement.
Allez–French for “go”, command used to commence action in a match
Attack–The initial offensive action made by extending the sword arm and continuously threatening the valid target of the opponent.
Épéé–A fencing weapon with triangular cross-section blade and a large bell guard
Foil–A fencing weapon with rectangular cross-section blade and a small bell guard
Sabre–A fencing weapon with a flat blade and knuckle guard