Section 10 - Appendix I - Great Weapons


VIII. Fencing

In general, the attacks used in modern fencing can be applied to any point attack with great weapons that employs a thrust, either to strike the opponent, or to clear their weapon from the line of your intended attack.

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Note that it is necessary to insert a very short pause between each movement of either disengage technique or the coupe’ to allow your opponent to react, and thereby to move his or her weapon out of your intended line of attack.

  • Thrust
  • Beat – thrust
  • Beat – disengage – thrust
  • Beat – double disengage – thrust
  • Beat – coupe’ - thrust