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Fencing I

Course NumberLWA 122
Lab Hours30
Lecture Hours0
Course DescriptionIntroduces foil fencing, its basic fundamentals, techniques, rules, and safety measures. Credit may be earned in one of the following ONLY: LWA 122, LW 122, LW 201, or LEA 201. (0-30)

Outcomes and Objectives

Describe and explain the concepts and components of Fencing I.
  1. Describe the history of the sport of fencing.
  2. Describe the fundamental purpose of the sport of fencing.
  3. Describe and explain the rules for the sport of fencing.
  4. Describe and explain the rules of etiquette for the sport of fencing.
  5. Describe and explain the safety rules for the sport of fencing.
  6. List the mental and social benefits of the sport of fencing.
  7. Describe and explain the fundamental differences between a Foil, Epee, and Saber and the scoring targets of each.
  8. Define the following fencing terms:
    1. Absence of blade
    2. Advance
    3. Attack
    4. Ballestra
    5. Beat
    6. Bird
    7. Change of Engagement
    8. Disengage
    9. Feint
    10. Feeble
    11. Fleche
    12. Forte
    13. Lunge
    14. Mash
    15. On Guard
    16. Parry
    17. Pommel
    18. Right of Way
    19. Riposte
    20. Salute
    21. Strip
    22. Thrust
    23. Touch
  9. Describe the fitness benefits of participating in the sport of fencing.
  10. Identify personal health risks through physical and written assessment.
  11. Develop a personal wellness plan to enhance current health or to decrease current health risks as they relate to chronic disease.

Demonstrate the concepts and components of Fencing.
  1. Demonstrate the following basic skills of the sport of fencing:
    1. The ?On Guard? position
    2. Proper holding of the foil
    3. The Salute
    4. Advance and retreat footwork
    5. The Thrust
    6. The Lunge
    7. Parries (4,6, 7, & 8)
    8. A Ballestra
    9. A Fleche
  2. Demonstrate simple attacks.
  3. Demonstrate simple parries.
  4. Demonstrate the proper procedures necessary to begin and finish a fencing match.
  5. Demonstrate the proper care and handling of the fencing equipment.
  6. Demonstrate the proper application of fencing rules during a match.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of fitness and wellness research and concepts as they directly relate to quality and quantity of life.
  8. Demonstrate and practice safe and effective techniques of fitness and wellness activities.

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