How To Fence Against Slow Careful Opponents.

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  1. TheBeluga

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    How do I fence against an opponent who moves slowly with small steps and tries to push me off the end of the piste? If I try to provoke the attack he parries and ripostes and its hard to get around the parries as he is moving very slowly. He avoids any blade contact and is very hard to counter.
     
  2. jkormann

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    Without knowing the weapon, ask your coach to review the following:
    - Second Intentions responses and initiation
    - Taking over the tempo
    - Counter Time
     
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  3. TheBeluga

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    its foil btw
     
  4. Allen Evans

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    If he's fencing slowly and he's not attacking, he is probably going to allow you to be very close. That means a direct low line attack (you're not attacking him in high line are you?) has a good chance to be successful.
     
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  5. TheBeluga

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    He likes to put his blade in the quarte position and hold it close to his body as a parry so its hard to hit on target
     
  6. Mac A. Bee

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    Flicks to leading shoulder's back or flank, or feint six- hit forte.
     
  7. TheBeluga

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    Thanks Mate. should work
    I can flick but its hard to hit on target with it for me
     
  8. Allen Evans

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    So. it sounds like "Bob's your uncle" here. The fencer may be able to use their elbow to protect their inner low line, but that's just going to open their outside low line.
     

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