Beats, Parries, and Actions on the Blade.
Actions on the blade when defensive are considered parries, and when offensive are considered beats or engagements. For the purposes of this post we’ll just consider how the blade contact is made and not make a strong distinction between parry, beat and other engagements.
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Advance / Retreat
In fencing, fencers don’t normally cross their feet when moving. Instead they make sort of shuffle steps where the lead foot stays in the front, and the trailing foot stays behind. Forward steps are sometimes called advances, and backward steps are sometimes called retreats.
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