Epee Grade 8

Demonstrate: (with coach or partner)

While following your partner’s steps forward and backward:

  1. Maintain distance and:
    • Parry Seconde with a detached riposte if your partner Attacks to arm
    • Parry Prime Riposte if your partner Attacks to body with a Fleche
  2. Beat Attack to Arm as your partner steps forward and recover with a Redoublement if your partner Parries with a step forward
  3. Choose the moment to Attack to your partner’s arm using direct and indirect Attacks with Beats and change Beats
  4. As your partner Attacks with a step-lunge, either Counter Attack to body with opposition or Counter Attack to arm with Reassemblement

From a stationary position:

  1. Angulated hits in opposition at close distance
  2. Counter Ripostes following Ceding and opposition Parries
  3. Hits to leg and foot


  1. Compound and Double actions
  2. Your understanding of distance, timing and speed
  3. The importance of taking the initiative