Foot Work

Good foot work is being positioned in the right place at the right time. It can be slow, calculating, deliberate or spontaneously explosive. It is important to maintain the measure between the feet while moving up and down the piste. Nimbleness is more important than speed, especially uncontrolled speed. An important point, in moving forward is to keep the body slightly hyper extended to prevent the body lean that detracts power from the rear leg and its potential to push the attack when lunging.

Some fencers prefer skipping and agility exercises to repetitious boring stepping forward and backwards up and down the piste. Renewed attacks (reprises) and retirement by jumps depends a lot on leg strength, choice of time and distance and of course lots of preparation and training.

(c) Maitre d’Armes Michael A. O’Brien 29/04/2008


~ by obrienfencing on 29 April, 2008.

One Response to “Foot Work”

  1. ya esta bien que en Murcia , voveilra a la enseñanza USO ,como siempre ha sido y no esos sindicatos que son creados por las patronales y que solo los vemos para las elecciones y son mas empresa que la direccion

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