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Calendar

SES # ACTIVITIES
1

Class Policies and Procedures

Historical Background of Fencing

Video Presentation

Demonstration of Electronic Microprocessor Scoring System

2

Warm-up, Stretching

Simple Elements of Footwork: En Garde Position, Advance, Retreat, Lunge

Footwork Drills

3

Warm-up, Stretching (cont.)

Review of Simple Elements of Footwork

Compound Elements of Footwork: Advance Lunge, Jump Lunge

Footwork Drills with Foils

4

Warm-up, Stretching, Suiting up with Protective Gear

Review of Safety Issues

Group Footwork

Introduction to Basic Bladework: Grip, Simple Thrust, Description of Target Area

Definition of an Attack and Explanation of the Convention of Right-of-way

Fencing Salute

5

Warm-up, Stretching, Suiting up with Protective Gear

Application of Bladework: Parry 4, Riposte

Explanation of Categories of Fencing Actions: Offensive, Defensive, Offensive-Defensive

6

Warm-up, Stretching, Suiting up with Protective Gear (cont.)

Application of Bladework: Beat 4 with Variety of Footwork (Lunge, Jump Lunge)

7

Warm-up, Stretching, Suiting up with Protective Gear (cont.)

Disengagements

Second Intentions

Feints

8

Warm-up, Stretching, Suiting up with Protective Gear (cont.)

Application of Bladework: Parry 6, Parry 2

9

Warm-up, Stretching, Suiting up with Protective Gear (cont.)

Review of Compound Attacks: Advance Lunge, Jump Lunge

Demonstration of a Fencing Bout

Introduction to Officiating

Begin Bouting (3-touch)

10

Warm-up, Stretching, Suiting up with Protective Gear (cont.)

Review of Officiating

Blade Warm-up

Bouting (3-touch), with Officiating

11

Warm-up, Stretching, Suiting up with Protective Gear (cont.)

Bouting (3-touch), with Officiating (cont.)

12

Individual Competition Using Scoresheets

Course Summary