Beats on the blade are performed using the upper edge of the foible and in this less we will we various exercises which will help our students to develop a better tactile sense of the beat. The fencer-student in these video tutorials has a good technical level and does not require much correction. If your student is an intermediate-beginner don’t expect to begin working with beats and footwork very soon. Within less than 5 minutes of the lesson Maestro Peinador is working all lines with footwork.
As in previous lessons the beat with advance or retreat is executed DURING the movement – NOT before or after. The explanation can be seen at 12:00 minutes of the video.
dedos – fingers
tercio debil – foible
filo – blade edge