P1-P2 : Friday, 14h00-15h00
P3-P5 : Wednesday, 13h30 – 14h30
P3-P5 : Thursday, 15h10 – 16h10
P3-P5 : Friday, 15h10 – 16h10
The objective of the first semester is to learn about the practice of foil in the form of assaults.
This first semester offers an introduction to fencing.
Students learn about the equipment and become familiar with safety procedures. They are then taught the basics of fencing: foil handling, guard position and movement. The instructor also teaches them basic attack and defence techniques. The direct and simple attack is called the forehand stroke while the withdrawal of the body is a defensive movement. Games and short assaults are used to put the learning into practice.
The objective of the second semester is to practice the foil and develop the offensive and defensive techniques of the students through coaching during assaults.
This second semester is an opportunity to improve on previous learning.
Apprentice fencers will be introduced to new techniques and concepts such as distance, fingering, coordination, rhythm, support, parry defence and the simple indirect attack, which is the disengage and cut.
Pupils will continue to put into practice all the learning in the form of games and assaults, with the gradual introduction of the notion of laying a “trap” for the opponent.
Correct sportswear required (trainers, t-shirt, shorts/pants). Specific equipment will be provided by the monitor.