Weapons: The Target Areas

Fencing weapon target areasThe respective target area for each weapon reflects its’ origins:

  • for Foil, as a former training weapon – the trunk of the body only (shown in red)
  • for Sabre, as a former cavalry weapon – everything above the waist (shown in red)
  • for Epée, descended from the duelling weapon where ‘anything goes’ – whole body (shown in red)
Fencing weapon target areas
Above: target areas for foil, epée and sabre.