Jeff wrote:
>Interestingly, I was talking to a fellow who'd trained
>& been certified in France, who pointed out that his
>teachers considered a the action a "coupe."


A coupe or cut-over necessarily involves a change of line and ends with a
straight thrust. A flick may or may not involve a change of line and seldo=
m
ends with a straight thrust - the whole idea is to get that big bend in the
blade.

Whatever one thinks of the flick, good or bad, it is not a coupe.


Sean Hayes
Maestro d=B9armi
Northwest Academy of Arms



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