Foil Grade 9

Demonstrate:(with coach or partner)

While following your partner’s steps forward and backward:

  1. Maintain step-lunge distance and when your partner pauses, engage your partner’s blade into Quarte with step forward and:
    • attack by Coule direct with a lunge if your partner does not react
    • Attack by Disengage if your partner changes the engagement or closes the line
    • Attack by Croise if your partner deceives your attempt to engage with an extended sword arm
  2. Maintain lunging distance and when your partner attacks, parry Prime with a step forward and riposte at close quarters
  3. Maintain step-lunge distance and on one of your partner’s steps forward, attack with a Beat direct and:
    • Hit if your partner fails to parry
    • Remise if your partner parries and steps forward with an indirect feint
    • Reprise Disengage with Fleche if your partner parries with a step back and delays the riposte

From a stationary position:

  1. At lunging distance, attack with feint direct and disengage with various sizes of lunges (short medium and long) depending on whether your partner parries Prime with a step forward, standing still or a step backward
  2. From step-lunge distance, engage your partner’s blade in Octave with a step forward and:
    • Attack by Cutover if your partner does not react
    • Parry Quarte and direct riposte if your partner attacks into your high line with a lunge
    • Attack by Beat direct lunge if your partner deceives your blade with an extended sword arm.

Demonstrate your ability to:

  1. Fence your partner for 5 hits and explain how all the hits were scored; if your partner is successful in scoring hits, explain how you should have avoided them
  2. Preside a fight for 5 hits
  3. Give your partner a short “warm-up” lesson with mobility, involving direct and indirect attacks, single parries and direct ripostes and counter-ripostes.