I’m Sharol Pestotnik with Colorado Fencing
Academy. On behalf of Expert Village, we’re going to be discussing Sabre Fencing defense.
The next defensive move in Sabre will be the development of our parry, or block. Sabre’s
very dynamic, very fast-moving. We use the whole length of the strip, which is forty-five
feet. If your opponent establishes an attack, you want to try to weaken their attack by
using your space, by moving within that space to try to dilute their attack, and to be able
to take a parry. So, for the development of our Parry Three, we’re going to be moving
on the strip. As they come forward into an attack, we’re going to come back. We’re going
to take a small step back, with a movement of our right arm This is Parry Three, it protects
the attack on your right side and your arm.