Epee Lesson July 3, 2009

by Kevin | July 17th, 2009

This lesson was given to an advanced Epee student in preparation for summer nationals. We reviewed some of the basic actions and worked to tighten the actions and make the timings better.

  1. From instructor’s invitation in 6rd straight thrust to body
  2. From instructor’s invitation in 2nd straight thrust to crook of the arm
  3. From instructor’s invitation in 2nd straight thrust to the top of the wrist.
  4. From instructor’s invitation in 2nd straight thrust to the top of the wrist, with mobility
  5. From instructor’s blade in line, beat 4, direct to body
  6. From instructor’s blade in line, beat 4, direct to body with mobility
  7. From instructor’s blade in line, beat 4, direct to body with mobility, occasionally instructor will parry 4 or circular 6. Student counterparries 4 or 6 and reposts direct with fleche.
  8. From instructor’s blade in line, beat 4, direct to body with mobility, occasionally instructor will parry 4 or circular 6. Student counterparries 4 or 6 and reposts direct with fleche, student leads mobility
    *break*
  9. As instructor attempts to engage in 4, 3, 8, disengagement to wrist/forearm with lunge
  10. As instructor attempts to engage in 4, 3, 8, disengagement to wrist/forearm with advance
  11. As instructor attempts to engage in 4, 3, 8, disengagement to wrist/forearm with advance and mobility
    *break*
  12. From student’s invitation 6th, parry circular 6 repost direct
  13. From student’s invitation 6th, parry circular 6 repost direct with mobility
  14. From student’s invitation 6th, parry circular 6, transport to 1st repost with fleche
  15. From student’s invitation 6th, parry circular 6, transport to 1st repost with fleche, with mobility
  16. Hand shot drill
  17. Three Straight Thrusts

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