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Discussion in 'Fencing Discussion' started by tsbphd, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. tsbphd

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  2. Inquartata

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    Or at least make a fist with that hand if you do.
     
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  3. Privateer

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    how does your front foot hit your back hand?
     
  4. Gav

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    This exercise sounds ridiculous and I'd really appreciate a video so that I can see it rather than try to understand the words.

    If you want to get more explosive on the fleche, practise it and do some S&C. We can talk about that if you like.

    The other thing I would do is watch some high-level fencing. No one fleches the way this sounds so I am hoping it's just me misunderstanding the description.
     
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    I'll chime in and agree with Gav that I would appreciate a short video of this exercise being executed.

    Uh, yeah, I just tried it based on my read of your post and think my right knee isn't going to be thanking me.
     
  6. Allen Evans

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    Your instructor should consult with a more senior coach and get some feedback on how to coach this action. Asking the right leg (in the case of a right handed fencer) to contact the trailing arm is not an useful metric in teaching this action.
     
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  7. Allen Evans

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    PS- Bravo on being flexible enough to actually touch your back hand with your foot.
     
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