Beginner Sabre Fencing : Cut with Footwork in Sabre Fencing for Beginners


JASON SHERIDAN: On behalf of Expert Village,
my name is Jason Sheridan for Sheridan Fencing Academy here in New York City. Today, we’ll
be talking about beginning sabre fencing. We want to be able to combine the cuts we
make, the movements with our arm and weapon with the footwork we’ve been practicing. Very
simple way to start is to make a cut with a step forward. This should be done at different
rhythms. For example, I can make a cut and here, I’m cutting just before the front foot
lands. This one you should practice particularly often because this, for many people, is not
only very difficult, but it’s also a movement and a kind of timing that it’s really a key
to success in fencing. I have an early cut and just before my front foot lands, but after
it has begun, it lands, my cut lands. Watch again. I can do the same to cut to different
areas of target. You’re very relaxed as you do this. You’re very loose. At the end, keep
your arm extended and check that you’re loose and your en garde is still correct.

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