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fencing_test_review - REVIEW FOR FENCING ADVANCE ATTACK...

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REVIEW FOR FENCING ADVANCE: To move forward in the guard position. ATTACK: An attempt to hit the opponent. ATTACK ON THE BLADE: An action such as a beat, press, or bind that removes the opponent's blade from line to clear the way for an attack. ATTACK IN PREPARATION: An attack that is made as the opponent makes a beat, change, feint, or advance in preparation for an attack. This attack must begin before the opponent's attack actually begins. BARRAGE: A fence-off of a tie between two or more fencers. BEAT: A sharp tap against the opponent's blade to clear the way for an offensive action. DIAGONAL TRANSFER: An action that removes a threatening blade by carrying it from high line to the opposite low line or by carrying it from the low line to the opposite high line and hitting with opposition. CLOSED LINE: A line that is protected by the position of the blade and arm. COMPOUND ATTACK: Any attack consisting of two or more actions. CORPS-A-CORPS: Illegal contact of the body or guards (foil/sabre) COUNTER RIPOSTE: An offensive action that follows the successful parry of a riposte. COUNTER TIME: A form of second intention attack. CUTOVER: (coupe) A simple attack made by moving the blade around the point of the opponent's blade to hit in the open line. DEROBEMENT: (deception) An evasion of the opponent's blade during a beat or engagement. DIRECT: Indicates that an attack or parry is made in the same line either high or low. DISENGAGE: A simple attack that is made by moving the point around the blade of the opponent to hit in another line. CIRCULAR TRANSFER: A circular action on the opponent's blade that carries it in a complete circle and hits the opponent in the original line of engagement. FEINT: A false or pretend attack that is made preparatory to an attack in order to draw a response. FENCING TIME: The time required to make one simple fencing action. FLECHE: An action that delivers an attack by leaping at the opponent and then quickly running past. LUNGE: An extension of the guard position made in order to reach the opponent. OFF-TARGET HIT: A hit which does not first land on valid target. ON-GUARD: (Fr. en-garde) The basic ready fencing position. ONE-TWO: A compound attack that consists of feinting a disengage and the subsequent disengaging of a direct parry. PARRY: A defensive action that deflects the attacker's blade. PASSE: When the foil point grazes the target rather than hitting it squarely.(You missed!) PATTINANDO: A quick advance-lunge. PHRASE D'ARMES: A period of continuous fencing that may consist of many actions by one or both fencers. PRISE-DE-FER: An unexpected taking of the opponent's blade (“to take the steel by surprise”).
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