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Vocab to achieve Beginner Level
Terms in this set (36)
parts of the blade
tip, foible, middle, forte, tang
The electrically conductive sleeve worn over the glove that allows the opponent to hit target area on the weapon arm
A forward step of varying size, starting with the front foot and followed by the back foot
The "ready" stance in fencing
The "metal stick" a fencer uses to hit their opponent. According to the rules, its maximum length is 88 cm; fencers ages 10 and younger use a bit shorter one
The curved part of the weapon that protects the hand
A backward step of varying size, starting with the back foot and followed by the front foot
A courteous gesture to the opponent, referee, and audience. It is required by the rules
The part of the blade that goes through the grip and attaches to the pommel
A point awarded in favor of a fencer as a result of a valid hit or penalty
Anywhere above the waist (except for the hands and the back of the head) where a fencer can hit and score a touch. Divided into head, chest, and flank
The field of play. It is 14 meters long by 1.5 to 2 meters wide
The part of the weapon you hold onto.
The threaded nut at the end of the handle that acts as a counterbalance to the blade and holds the parts of the weapon together
The folded-over part at the top of the blade.
The side of the blade opposite the cutting edge
The lower third of the blade, near the handle, used for parries
The middle third of the blade
The top third of the blade, used for blade actions such as beats
The white protective coat a fencer wears to cover their upper body. It can zip in the front or the back and has a strap (cuissard)
The electrically conductive jacket worn over the standard white jacket that allows an opponent to score a touch when they hit valid target area
The knee-length white pants worn by a fencer; they are held up with elastic suspenders
Contact between the blades of the fencers where one has closed a line of attack
The wire mesh headgear of a fencer
Protective garment worn under the fencing jacket to protect against penetrating hits on the weapon side of the body
The advanced target area on the weapon arm.
The target area on the non-weapon side of the body.
The front side of the blade.
The target area on the weapon side of the body.
The target area covered by the mask.
For right-handers, the area to the left of your weapon arm; for left-handers, the area to the right of your weapon arm.
Stepping out with the front foot while the rear knee pushes straight in order to drive the body forward; the back foot stays flat on the floor.
For right-handers, the area to the right of the weapon arm; for left-handers, the area to the left of the weapon arm.
Returning to en garde position after a lunge; can be forward or backward.
A new attack done immediately after a return (forwards or backwards) to en garde position.
The hand you use to hold your weapon.