Sabre Grade 5

Demonstrate: (with coach or partner)

While following your partner’s steps forward and backward:

  1. Maintain correct distance and choose the moment to step forward with a direct feint deceive your partner’s Parry and continue the Attack with a lunge
  2. Choose the moment to begin Balestra Steps Preparation and as your partner moves away and Parries, Attack into the opening line with a lunge
  3. Maintain correct distance and step forward as a Preparation Attack and:
    • If your partner Parries, Attack into the opening line with a lunge
    • If your partner Attacks, Parry-Riposte
  4. Maintain correct distance and make a Compound Attack to your partner’s arm with a lunge

From a Stationary Position:

  1. Circular Cuts to arm and chest
  2. Compound Ripostes and Counter-ripostes
  3. Ripostes and Counter-ripostes with Balestra Steps and lunge


  1. Second-intention actions
  2. Simple and compound actions
  3. Use of preparations