Category Archives: Theory
Tromper and Doigté
As we study le trompement this month, we are necessarily focusing on using our fingers and, to a lesser extent, our wrists in steering our blades around attempted parries and engagements. The French had a term for skillful finger-work in … Continue reading
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Just in Time for Thanksgiving, Something to Snack On . . . .
Next time you see him, congratulate Josh for doing pretty well in his first foil tournament. Staying true to his French roots, he even used his French grip! As a reminder, there is no fencing this Thursday. Instead, wear your … Continue reading
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