NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
PED 131 - FENCING I (1 CR.)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Introduces the basic concepts of foil fencing through the study of foot work, terminology, rules, and strategies of offensive and defensive movements. Lecture 1 hour.  Laboratory 1 hour.  Total 2 hours per week.

GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE

The purpose of this course is to expose students to the art of fencing and applying the skills they learn to friendly competition with classmates.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

A. perform the basic skills
B. demonstrate proper techniques for addressing one's opponent.
C. understand the terminology involved in fencing.
D. demonstrate proper rules of etiquette.
MAJOR ELEMENTS OF CONTENT A. Footwork - advance, lunge, recovery, retreat
B. Demonstrate a knowledge of fencing positions - on guard, lines of engagement, absence of blades, attention, grip, salute, thrust, lateral parry, riposte, disengage
C. Rules of officiating - target areas, directing and judging, right of way
D. Terminology - equipment, safety factors
E. Conditioning - warm-ups
Revised 10/93

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