Sabre Grade 7

Demonstrate: (with coach or partner)

While following your partner’s steps forward and backward:

  1. Maintain step-lunge distance with your arm straight and point in line; as your partner attempts to step forward to beat the blade and parry, lunge and make a compound attack with the point
  2. With the point in line, move away from your partner’s Balestra Steps preparation and deceive the attempt to beat and parry with a compound Derobement
  3. Maintain distance and as your partner begins a Balestra Steps Preparation, beat attack to head with a lunge using a circular beat
  4. Maintain distance and when your partner makes a compound attack with a step lunge, defend using successive parries with direct riposte

From a stationary position:

  1. Remise, Reprise, Redoublement
  2. Compound attacks beginning with point in line and ending with a cut
  3. Circular Parries


  1. ‘Open Eyes’ actions
  2. Feint Parries
  3. False preparations
  4. Electric sabre recording apparatus
  5. Fencer’s electrical equipment
  6. Testing the equipment before the start of a fight