An Introduction to Right of Way

The concept of right of way is one that applies to foil and sabre. Wikipedia actually has a decent definition for this concept: Priority or “right of way” is the method used in foil and sabre fencing to determine which fencer receives the point if both...

The Pyschology of Feints

This week in practice we are learning about feints and preparation. Let’s start with defining the terminology. Feints, along with tempo, are the basis for modern competitive foil. They are actions which resemble an attack so closely that the opponent reacts as...
Basic Blade Positions

Basic Blade Positions

We’ve been learning about the different lines of attack and blade positions for foil. Understanding the different lines will give you the means to identifying where your opponent’s weaknesses and strengths are. And knowing and understanding are half the...