Discussion in 'Fencing Discussion' started by tsbphd, Jun 9, 2018.
Or at least make a fist with that hand if you do.
how does your front foot hit your back hand?
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.
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.
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.
PS- Bravo on being flexible enough to actually touch your back hand with your foot.
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