Epée – the spirit of the duel

by Robin Catling: The epée (pronounced “ep-pay” – literally meaning “sword” in French) is the descendant of the duelling weapons such as rapier,…

What are the Modern Fencing Weapons?

Overview There are three weapons in modern fencing, each with different rules and target areas: •  Foil is the foremost training weapon •  Epée is…

Weapons: Epée

The Epée, like the foil, is a point-only weapon. Unlike foil and sabre, the entire body is target in Epée, and there are…

Weapons: The Target Areas

The respective target area for each weapon reflects its’ origins: for Foil, as a former training weapon – the trunk of the body…