Foil Grade 3

Demonstrate: (with coach or partner)

While following your partner’s steps forward and backward:

  1. Maintain engagements in Sixte, Quarte, Septime & OctaveDisengage
  2. Attack with a lunge from Sixte each time your partner pauses and attempts to engage blades in:-
    • Sixte from a low line guard
    • Quarte from a low line guard

From a stationary position:

  1. Two types of lunge:
    • accelerating
    • explosive
  2. Balestra – Balestra step forward – Balestra lunge
  3. Beats and change Beats in Sixte, Quarte, Septime & Octave
  4. Semi-circular Parries with Direct Ripostes
  5. A One-two Attack with an accelerating lunge when your partner attempts to:-
    • Engage blades in quarte then parries into Sixte
    • Engage blades in Sixte then parries into Quarte


  1. Simple Attacks and Ripostes, and name three types of Parries
  2. Difference between Simple and Compound actions
  3. Duties of Referee and Judges
  4. Timekeeping during competitions
  5. Rules regarding the boundaries of the Piste