Saturday, July 25, 2009

Notes from Nat Goodhartz

Nat Goodhartz has been coach of several national foil teams. In her presentation she emphasized several key points:

... actions should be short and direct and mechnically efficient for speed.

... engagement is back, but it is executed from the wrist with the opponent's blade carried off line.

... start an action by controlling the opponent's blade by engagement.

... the flick is back, but it requires adequate wrist strength to get the point in perpindicular to the target.

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