Open Wounds

Y is for Yielding Parry

"Look at his form!" "Look at his style." "Is that an Armani?"

“Look at his form!”
“Look at his style.”
“Is that an Armani?”

A yielding or ceding parry is a parry executed against a flowing attack without separating the blades.

For example. You lunge and your opponent parries. As he counter attacks you remain in contact with his blade as you slide his foible into your forte and parry him in return. This is a move for point work (small-sword, foil, épée) and is a nice contrast to the sound of tick-tacking blades (if you were choreographing a fight…).

3 responses

  1. That was a great description of the technique. I could picture so well I could here the sound of the blades sliding across each other.

    April 29, 2013 at 8:57 am

    • When I used to choreograph fights I loved to listen to the different sounds of moves (slide, tick-tack, whoosh) – you could close your eyes and see picture it.

      April 29, 2013 at 11:13 am

  2. dulzimordash

    Reblogged this on Spontaneous Creativity.

    May 19, 2013 at 3:45 pm

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