Foil Lesson July 17, 2009

by Kevin | July 19th, 2009

This lesson was given to a younger foil student who I am preparing for competition this fall.  He’s been away for a year, and I am trying to get him reaquanted, and to review some basic concepts. We are going to be moving very quickly into choice and mobility actions.

  1. From Instructor’s invitation in third, straight thrust
  2. In time, as Instructor attempts to engage in fourth, disengagement
  3. In time, with mobility, as Instructor attempts to engage in fourth, disengagement
  4. From student’s invitation in third, simple parry of fourth repost direct
  5. From student’s invitation in third, simple parry of fourth with a retreat,  repost direct
  6. From student’s invitation in third, simple parry of fourth, simple parry of third, repost by glide
  7. From student’s invitation in third, simple parry of fourth with a retreat, simple parry of third, repost by glide
  8. From student’s invitation in third, circular parry of third, repost by glide
  9. From student’s invitation in third, circular parry of third with a retreat, repost by glide
  10. From student’s invitation in third, double circular parry of third with a retreat, repost by glide
  11. From student’s invitation in third, circular parry of third with a retreat, simple parry of fourth, repost direct
  12. From student’s invitation in third, simple parry of fourth with a retreat, circular parry of fourth repost direct
  13. Three straight thrusts, end of lesson

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