So, I went to a competition yesterday and lost to this girl in the quarter-finals and in a poule before that (I apologise for bad spelling in advance). She isn't even that good in fencing and she doesn't have a strategy but she is INCREDIBLY fast. She gave me 3 touches to the foot and I didn't even see it happen. I just felt her weapon (the category is epee) touching my foot and 2 second later I realised what had happened. This didn't happen to only me, but all of her opponents were just as suprised. I am not a begginer and I am not slow or bad (I'm vice-champion of my country) but I've never experienced such situation where I didn't know what to do. The moment that the referee said "alle" she was already attacking, leaving me no time to attack first. I lost 5-1 in poule in like 10 seconds which almost never happens to me. What should I do against such fast fencers? Any experience or strategy? Any advice is welcome Thank you in advance!