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Prise de fer
opposition
Action to seize the adversary's blade and progressively control it in the same line until the finale of the offense
Prise de fer
Cross
Action to seize the adversary's blade and progressively lead it from a high line into a low line on the same side (or low to high line)
Prise de fer
Bind
Action to seize the adversary's blade and progressively lead it from a high line into an opposite low line (or low to high)
Tac au fer
Expulsion
Sharp, prolonged pressure executed by sliding toward the strong part of the adversary's blade
Tac au fer
Press
Pressure executed after engaging the adversary's blade.
Prise de fer
Envelope
Action to seize the adversary's blade in one line leading it, without losing contact, into the same line with a circular motion.
Counter-riposte
Offensive action executed after parrying the riposte. It may be either simple or compound.
Double-advance
Two advances made without pausing, the rhythm is changed on completion of the first step. All the earmarks of a single advance should be present in each.
Combat concepts
Parts of the short Tactical Wheel
Simple Attack
Parry / Riposte
Compound Attack
Counter Attack
Tac au fer
Attack on the blade. An action executed on the adversary's blade
Double-retreat
Two retreats made without pausing, the rhythm is changed on completion of the first step. All the earmarks of a single retreat should be present in each.
Combat concepts
Phrase
The combination of movements of both attacker and defender that begins with an attack and ends with either a hit or a mutual quitting of attempts to hit
Prise de fer
Taking the blade. The action consists of seizing the adversary's blade and mastering it until the conclusion of the action.
Crossover-retreat
The front foot is placed behind the back heel, then the back foot steps to the rear to the on-gaurd position. The center of gravity remains level.
Combat concepts
Tactical Wheel
The tactical wheel provides a pictoral representation of the current tactical situation and suggests the next tactical pattern to be expected.
Tac au fer
Beat
Action of hitting the adversary's blade.
Attack in preparation
An attack executed as the opponent prepares to attack.
Combat concepts
Right of way
In foil and saber in situations where both fencers are hit, the concept of right of way determines which hit has priority and therefore which fencer is awarded the touch.
Crossover-advance
The back foot is place before the front foot, then the front foot steps forward to on-guard position. The center of gravity remains level.
Combat concepts
Displacement
The movement of one's target area away from an attack