Intermediate Sabre Fencing : Using Your Legs in Sabre Fencing

Intermediate Sabre Fencing : Using Your Legs in Sabre Fencing


JASON SHERIDAN: On behalf of Expert Village,
my name is Jason Sheridan from the Sheridan Fencing Academy here in New York City, and
today, we’re going to demonstrate some intermediate sabre fencing. The most basic way to protect
yourself against someone’s lunge, someone’s attack, is by using your legs. Again, more
important than how we use the weapon and saber, is what we do with the legs. Watch what’s
going to happen, one girl will make an attack, she’ll make an explosive lunge, the other
one will jump back to avoid the attack. Notice how she jumps back, she starts with the back
foot first, pushes of the front leg, and again, ends in on-guard position. Watch as the other
one attacks, excellent, completely clearing herself of the attack, making her safe. No
blade was necessary. It is all a matter of using her legs to protect herself. Do one
more.
And it’s very smooth and very relaxed. At no point during the jump does she tense up.

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