Foil Lesson July 3, 2009

by Kevin | July 17th, 2009

This foil lesson was given July 3, 2009 to a young foil student, returning after almost a year off. The material was primarily review, and was designed to help him re-acclimate to the lesson format.  Previously this student had been able to perform most of these actions with mobility. The compound action at the end was designed to challenge the student and served as a diagnostic tool to see how much he could still remember.

  1. From instructor’s invitation in 3rd straight thrust
  2. From instructor’s invitation in 3rd straight thrust counterparry of 4th repost direct
  3. From instructor’s invitation in 3rd straight thrust with lunge
  4. From instructor’s attempted engagement in 4th disengagment
  5. From instructor’s attempted engagement in 4th disengagment, counterparry of 4th and repost direct
  6. From instructor’s invitation in 3rd feint direct and disengagement
  7. From instructor’s invitation in 3rd feint direct and disengagement with advance-lunge
  8. From instructor’s invitation in 3rd feint direct and disengagement with advance-lunge, counterparry of 4th repost direct
  9. Parry 4th repost direct
  10. Parry 4th with retreat, repost direct
  11. Parry circular 3rd, repost by glide
  12. Parry circular 3rd with a retreat, repost by glide
  13. From instructor’s blade in line, blade seizure in 3rd, change beat in 4th, direct
  14. From instructor’s blade in line, blade seizure in 3rd, change beat in 4th, counteryparry 4th, repost with disengagement
  15. Three straight thrusts

HW: Footwork practice, specifically making the advance in an advance-lunge smaller

Notes: Work on making advance lunge smaller. Make circular parries  smaller and use more wrist. Also, begin training with pistol grip rather than French. Also needs work on longer phrases.

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I am a fencing coach at Davis Fencing Academy, the Epee coach for the UC Davis Fencing Club, and an historical fencer. I hold a Provost at Arms certificate from the San Jose State Fencing Masters Program.

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