Vocab to achieve Green Level
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single tempo action
An action that can be completed in a single movement or unit of fencing time.
multiple tempo action
An action composed of more than one fencing action, incorporating a preparation (or multiple preparations) followed by a scoring action.
first intention action
An action intending to score on the first attack
second intention action
An action intending to score as a result of a taking advantage of an opponent's response to a feint, false action, or other provocation
moment to hit
The ability to hit an opponent with a single tempo action due to distance, timing, deception, or other reason
hand or blade preparation
A preparation action made deliberately with the blade to either put the opponent's blade in motion or to freeze the opponent's blade in place as part of a scheme to reconnoiter, provoke or deceive
A preparation action made deliberately with the feet to manipulate the distance between the fencers as part of a scheme to reconnoiter, provoke or deceive.
change of size
Deliberately utilizing a different sized step or 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
change of direction
Deliberately utilizing some sort of directional change, for example: the in-and-out pattern or the use of a "check-step"
change of intensity
Deliberately changing the body language and tension in one's body, for example: during a push, suddenly relaxing to invite a counter-attack
change of pattern
Setting up a deliberate pattern with the goal of changing it to provoke a response, for example: utilizing a "fast, fast, slow" pattern on a push then changing it to a "fast, slow" to provoke an early parry
off the line game
A general term describing actions and the tactical game made from the starting positions on the guard line at the command "fence."
From off the line; an attempt to hit an opponent at or near the center of the strip with either advance lunge or double advance lunge.
in and out
From off the line; an action that begins as a middle attack or the simulation thereof, followed by a quick change of direction backward, making the opponent fall short and then taking over the attack
From off the line; an action consisting of a footwork preparation, followed by a single or multiple tempo attack, done with the intention of hitting the opponent at or past their guard line
A type of attack on the blade (attaque au fer) made by striking the opponent's blade on the upper third or foible with the foible of one's own blade
A general term describing actions and the tactical game employed when the off the line game fails to result in a scoring opportunity in the middle
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