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703SEM Z 1 2T Czech winter and summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course will introduce the students to the theoretical and practical aspects of the French foil and Italian sabre fencing as taught at military academies at the end of the 19th century.

Acquired knowledge and skills are applicable in theater and film practice.

Mode of study

Regular weekly lessons.

Fencing lessons are conducted in Czech and English.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

No prior knowledge requirements are needed to enroll in this course.

Gear: sportswear/footwear and protective gloves (compulsory), fencing mask or airsoft/paintball protective goggles (compulsory).

During the course it is necessary to pay attention to SAFETY and DISCIPLINE and strictly FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS given by the instructor.

Course contents

The content of regular weekly fencing lessons comprises of the history and theory of the classical French foil and Italian sabre fencing as taught at military academies at the end of the 19th century.

The practical part of the course starts with basic stances and steps, continuing with the basic weapon positions and parries, on to attacks, ripostes and irregular manouvres.

During basic training students get to know thrusts, attack renewals, feints, binds and their changes, beat attacks, glides and grazes, dodges and disengagements.

What is French foil?


What is Italian sabre


Recommended or required reading

Foil Fencing - History and Methodology, Čestmír Čivrný, Elka Press, Praha 2018

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit based on attendance.

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MgA. Michael Kňažko, Prévôt d’armes


Further information

Course may be repeated

No schedule has been prepared for this course

The subject is a part of the following study plans