Fencing How to Guide: Epee, Foil, & Saber

Epee: Lunge to a counter hit to the mask

Fencer on left touches first for a score!


  • To Score: Touch only with the tip
  • Target: Entire body
  • Right of Way: None


  • To Score: Touch only with the tip
  • Target Area: Torso (including back), neck, & groin
  • Right-of-Way: Yes


  • To Score: Touch with tip or blade
  • Target Area : Entire body above waist
  • Right-of-Way: Yes
Epee, Foil, & Saber are the three tradistional forms of fencing.


Created with images by West Point - The U.S. Military Academy - "Kerkhof_01" • jastrow75 - "Championnat de France de sabre par équipes 2013" • tpsdave - "fencing sports swords"

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