Introductory Course Details
Introductory Course Structure
The introductory course actually consists of four differently themed classes:
Includes safety, movement basics, game flow, etiquette. Class uses foam noodles in place of epees.
Attacking & Escaping;
Includes introduction to real epees, technical practice with epees, tactical footwork. Defense limited to escaping the attacks.
Defending with Parry-Riposte;
Technical practice defending (parry) and attacking after the defense (riposte), tactical footwork.
Putting it All Together.
Technical and tactical practice with attacking and defending;
Use of full electric scoring;
Introduction to officiating.
In a seven-meeting course, the topics are covered in the above order for the first four classes, and then days 2-4 are repeated as days 5-7. The repeating structure allows for deeper understanding and mastery of the presented material. (These classes cover a LOT of material; this format is in response to feedback from prior participants.)