Sabre Grade 6

Demonstrate: (with coach or partner)

While following your partner’s steps forward and backward:

  1. Maintain connect distance and choose the moment to make a step forward preparation and:
    • If your partner’s arm straightens with the point in line, Beat Attack Direct with lunge
    • If your partner fails to react, Attack with a Compound action with lunge
  2. Choose the moment to Attack with a lunge to draw your partner’s Parry-riposte and parry with a forward Recovery and counter- riposte with lunge
  3. Maintain distance and when your partner Attacks, Parry and make a Compound Riposte

From a stationary position:

  1. Compound Attacks with the point
  2. Indirect and Compound Derobements with the point
  3. Successive Parries


  1. Use of “line” and Derobements
  2. Counter-offensive actions
  3. Fencing time: single and multi-time actions
  4. What is meant by “taking the initiative” and why is this important in a fight?