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November 26th, 2005 Class
Beat Quarte
 
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The fencer on the right has just completed his beat quarte-thrust.
Notice that the fencer on the left's point is off the target when the thrust is completed.


The fencer on the right begins his lunge:
toes up first, arm having been completely extended.
Opposing point still out of line.


Again, the fencer on the right has completed his beat-thrust.
Notice that the blade on the left is still moving.


The fencer on the right has just completed her beat quarte-thrust.
Notice that the fencer on the left's point is still out of line when the thrust is completed.


The fencer on the right begins her lunge:
toes up first, arm having been completely extended.
(Familiar, isn't it?)


The fencer on the left is mid-beat.
Notice the movement of the blade:
throwing the point, not moving the hand.
The beat is not simply a more forceful parry.

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