How to Execute an Advance Lunge when Fencing

An Advance Lunge is a combo of a thrust, advance, and lunge. It's usually used when you are pretty far from your opponent and want to cover ground quickly.

Steps

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    Get into En Garde position, with your leading foot (the same as your primary hand) pointing forward and your back foot pointing out to the side. Your legs should be a shoulder-width apart. Lift you sword up and aim the point at your opponent's throat. Keep your arm slightly bent and have it about a fist's distance from your body.
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    Now for the thrust. Extend your arm, still keeping your tip on your opponent.
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    The advance is your first forward motion. Step forward with your front foot about your foot's length. Then step your back leg forward so your feet are back in the En Garde position.
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    Finally, lunge! Lift your front foot and move your whole body with it forward and land, calculating as you lunge how far to do it so you will hit your opponent and kill them. Be careful, though, because you don't want to hit them too hard.
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    Now that you've killed them, (or perhaps missed, or have been parried) you will want to get out of the way. This is called recover. Lift your front foot and pushing with your back foot to help you, move back to En Garde.

Tips

  • Have proper harnessed protection while practicing fencing to avoid any harm.

Warnings

  • Make sure to thrust before you lunge or you will hit hard.
  • Don't practice this on an opponent without a mask.

Things You'll Need

  • Mask (maybe two if you're taking turns)
  • Sword

Article Info

Categories: Combat Sports | Fencing