tall vs short in fencing

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  1. iosman

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    Hello,

    I am currently very frustrated with my height, I am only 5'3", I am having a hell of a hard time fencing someone who is 6'4". I watch my distance but he gets me everytime with this super long reach/ lunge long reach. I do not know what to do? Any good tactics, techniques to help me compensate for my shortness?

    thanks
    iosman
     
  2. jjefferies

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    Just a suggestion, but do remember there are three games and the tactics to overcome your problem would differ according to the weapon. So in epee I would suggest focusing on picks to the wrist. There the blades are the same length. This may also apply in saber though I would defer to a sabruer such as Inq.
     
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