Fencing School

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D’Artagnan, you’re wrong!

Rapier fencing is a subtle art, and watching it is a little more difficult. Simultaneous injections are not counted here, the priority of the first injection does not work, and in this case, almost every flashlight immediately lights up two lights. The fact is that rapiers have the so-called rule of correctness of attack. When an athlete starts an attack, he gets priority. His opponent must repel the attack before injecting. In some cases, parrying and counterattack can be literally one movement, but the fact that the attack is reflected and the priority is not transferred does not escape the eyes of an experienced judge. Continue reading

Wounds and injections: how professional fencers work

Seven-time world champion, nine-time European champion, numerous champion of our country – in general, the “first saber of the world” Sophia the Great helped us to understand the rules of fencing and to love this exciting sport with all my heart.

The World Fencing Championship, held in July in the capital’s Olympic, gave us a surprise. And the matter is not in the scale of the event, although they are amazing: 912 athletes from 108 countries showed up for the competition. And not even in the triumph of the Russian national team, which was well deserved and expected, so it does not attract surprise. Continue reading

Fencing styles

Fencing styles can be conditionally divided into Eastern and European fencing. European styles are usually called schools (eg: German school, Italian school, etc.). We systematize all our knowledge in one article so that it is convenient to navigate and choose the style of European fencing to your liking.

English school of fencing.
The main weapon: mainly a light sword, a buckler shield, broadsword.

Highlights: The English school combined the techniques taken from other schools (in particular the French), and supplemented them with the techniques inherent in the English light sword and broadsword. The English school used both injections and blows, prescribed various second-hand weapons: from the buckler shield to the pistol taken by the barrel. Stand in English fencing: legs slightly bent apart, straight back, arms in a bent arm at the level of the belt, the blade is aimed at the opponent’s face. Continue reading

Fencing Equipment: What is needed? How to choose?

To make the child comfortable in fencing, he needs to purchase high-quality equipment. We will consider what items a young athlete will need for training. And also talk about the features of their selection.

Items of equipment that a child will need

Costume

Fencing is divided into categories. As part of this sport, children can compete in sabers, rapiers or swords.

In different types of fencing, the form varies slightly.

Let’s look at the features of choosing clothing sets and paraphernalia for this sport. Continue reading

Fencing weapons: Saber, sword, rapier

Weapons are one of the main elements of fencing equipment. What choice the child will use during training and competition depends on his choice.

There are several types of fencing weapons. Let’s look at them. And decide on the features of each type of guns.

Sword

Epee is one of the most common weapons in fencing. In appearance, it looks like a traditional ancient weapon.

The rules of sword fights are not complicated. They are as follows: Continue reading

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Rapier fencing is a subtle art, and watching it is a little more difficult. Simultaneous injections are not counted here, the priority of the first injection does not work, and…

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