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Vocab to achieve Yellow Level
Terms in this set (32)
short (extension), medium (lunge), long (advance-lunge), and out of distance
The person across from you on the fencing strip
The initial offensive action made by extending the weapon arm toward the opponent's valid target and continuously threatening the opponent's target; can be simple, compound, or reinforced by actions on the blade
The referee's decision about what happened during a bout on a fencing strip
defense with distance
An opening of the distance that causes the opponent's offensive or counter-offensive action to fall short of the intended target area
The time it takes to execute one single, continuous fencing action
A deliberate opening of a specific target to draw an attack, or feint of attack, or stop hit in that line
A contest between two opponents; synonym for "match"
Actions made with the blade with the intention of touching the valid target area, or footwork movements to maneuver close enough to the opponent to score upon them
A defensive action using your blade to stop your opponent's blade. They are named by the positions from which they are taken (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
Any continuous series of fencing actions
Actions made with the blade to block the opponent's attack from arriving on target, or footwork movements that remove the target from the range of the opponent's attack
The parry or guard position that defends the flank
The parry or guard position that defends the chest and belly
The parry or guard position that defends the head
The presiding official of a fencing bout
right of way
The convention that gives a fencer the right to score a touch. It depends upon 1) who threatens first and 2) who takes the blade; fencers attempt to take away right-of-way with parries, counter-attacks, making their opponent miss, or causing a stop or hesitation
An offensive action made by the fencer who parried an attack
When both fencers attack at the same time, in the same fencing time; neither fencer scores a hit because neither has right-of-way
Changing the speed of an offensive or defensive action, typically as a preparation
change of size
Deliberately utilizing a different-sized step, or series of steps. For example: small to large, large to small, double large to small, double small to large
change of speed
Deliberately utilizing a different speed of steps. For example: fast to slow, slow to fast, double fast to slow, double slow to fast
Lifting the point over the opponent's point in one smooth motion and without withdrawing the hand or arm.
Changing blade line by dropping the point under the opponent's blade and then raising it on the other side.
Disciplined, repetitious exercise as a means of teaching or perfecting a skill or procedure.
first intention action
An action intending to score directly.
An explosive action made by pushing with both legs; both leave the ground and land at the same time.
A parry that is made by moving the blade across your body from one line to another.
A premeditated action from off the line that is an attempt to hit the opponent at or near the center of the strip with either advance-lunge or double-advance-lunge.
A general term describing actions and the tactical game employed when the off-the-line game fails to result in a scoring opportunity.
A general term describing actions and the tactical game made from the starting positions on the guard line at the command "fence".
An offensive action, direct or indirect, executed in one tempo.