Advanced Sabre Coaches Course

Summary

Just like beats on the blade, engagements are performed with the foible edge. Take note that this actions requires efficient movement – a small wrist rotation and  light but firm pressure with the foible. The slide down to the middle of the blade should be smooth and with enough rigidity to let your opponent know you are there.

When working this action with the lunge be careful not to place yourself too far away and the coach must present the blade well – not with full extension but with a slightly bent arm and enough strength behind the blade to allow your student to make good contact.  

Vocabulary:

figura – cheek cut

ligamentos – engagements

desplazamientos – footwork