The feint is not exclusive to fencing. We can see its use in boxing and basketball. The universally accepted definition in fencing is that of a false attack which provokes a parry; but we could also say it’s any action which provokes the reaction we are looking for, not necessarily a parry. But in this lesson Maestro Peinador remains in the terrain of feint of straight attack and counterattack.
Feints in sabre are performed with the bell guard and at 13 minutes of the video we will see how to break down the feint in phases.
paso adelante – advance
peto – coaches plastron