Fencing Footwork You Can Practice at Home – Beginer Workout (Revised Version)



hi my name's coach Tyler with the Florida fencing Academy I'm here to show you some footwork drills you can do to practice at home as you probably know fencing is a unique sport that requires you to have excellent form speed balance and endurance it requires instinctual movements that occur in just fractions of a second in the middle of the touch you don't have time to think about how you're going to move your body your movements need to be automatic and reflexive the best way to train your brain and your body to execute these movements instinctually is through lots and lots of practice and repetition the footwork drills I'm about to show you are designed to help you work on and hone your fencing skills at home in your living room bedroom or at the gym I've put together three video workouts with the intention to help fencers of all experience levels perform at their best there's a beginner intermediate and advanced video workout so be sure to check out all three videos so you can decide which one is best for you also make sure to warm up and stretch before each workout to receive the greatest benefit from this training and remember practice makes permanent so be sure to practice these exercise with the proper form I hope you find these workouts helpful challenging and enjoyable let's get started with the beginner workout alright so the first exercise we're going to do is we're going to hold the unguarded ition for 30 seconds and then right after that 30 seconds we're going to do 10 seconds of really flexing our leg muscles as hard as we can alright so let's begin to get in the unguarded position you want your feet to be a shoulder-width apart all right you want a nice deep knee bend arms fully extended and we're going to hold this position for 30 seconds okay now we're going to flex those muscles as hard as you can but why see them driving as hard as you can uses Brown good excellent alright great job alright so for our next exercise we're going to work on holding the lunge for 30 seconds alright so let's get in the unguarded and a formal lunge and we're going to hold this position arms fully extended for 30 seconds that's one after the recover you want to bend this back way back nice and low all right great job alright so the next exercise we're going to do is to balance exercise all right so we're going to start with the right leg we're going to take the right leg and put it right out in front excellent hold this for three seconds and then back behind hold one two three back to front one two three that's one next one back behind one two three and back to front one two and last one one two three and back one okay now we're going to push legs Oh excellent big job alright so for our next exercise we're going to be stepping in place while in the unguarded position for 30 seconds the first 15 seconds were going to be stepping nice and slow the next 10 seconds we'll be stepping out a medium pace and the final five seconds you'll be stepping as fast as you can alright so let's begin in an guard position nice deep knee bend hand in the unguarded position and stepping nice and slow for 15 seconds spigen and actually great job way to get alright so far next exercise we're going to be working on our advancing in our treaty alright so let's get in the unguarded bend the knees back straight hand in the unguarded position we're going to make one advance and one retreat five times I advance retreating that's one I advance retreat that's two five minutes retreat three events three four advance retreat by extra now we're going to need to advances in two retreats buttons advance advance retreat retreat one event advance retreat retreat is a mix at this retreat retreat three five minutes retreat three to four I dance I dance Retreat retreat excellent now we're going to do three dances in three retreats five times 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 1 2 3 – 1 2 3 1 2 3 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 1 2 3 Wow excellent now we're gonna do for advances in for retreats 5 times 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 1 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 1 3 4 1 2 3 excellent great job all right so for our next exercise we're gonna be bouncing up and down in place for 15 seconds and then we're going to be bouncing forward and backwards changing directions with each bounce for 15 seconds okay so let's get the unguarded position makes me Ethan and backs it in place for 15 seconds ready excellent now we're going to change directions to be found and great job way to go all right so next we're going to be working on some push-ups to help with our arm speed and strength all right so these push-ups are a little bit different than your normal push-ups normally you'd go all the way down and all the way up to make your pushup for these you're going to go all the way down but you're only going to come up halfway and we're going to do this ten times fast so one two three four five six seven eight nine ten up that's one and down again one two three four five six seven eight one two five six seven eight nine ten up that's three all right excellent great job way to go all right so next we're going to do five squat jumps alright so one of the squat jumps you're going to go all the way down making sure to keep your heel squat on the ground and then you're going to jump up bringing your feet up as high as you can when you jump alright we're going to do that five times ready down up one down up down up down up down up all right great job alright so for our next exercise we're going to work on our lunges all right so we're gonna lunge and hold lunge for three seconds and then we're going to recover back to a guard we're going to be left five times alright so get into the unguarded position nice deep knee bend and ready lunch hold one two three and they cover back by boxing this back leg nice and low good and lunch pull one two three and we cut that's – and look Oh one two three and we cut back Street and lunch hold one two three and recover that's four and hold one two three enemy cutter back spot excellent great job alright so for our next exercise we're going to work on the speed of our lunge and recovery okay so we're going to lunge and recover back ten times as fast as you can okay alright so um guard down right exit great job alright so in our next exercise we're going to lunge hold the lunge for three seconds then we're going to recover forward by stepping forward with the back leg and then we're going to make one retreat we're going to do that five times okay so on guard position ready and one hold one two three step forward with the back leg recovering it's going guard inmates and one retreat that's one what one two three pepper one two three three two one three one two three good job alright so next we're gonna continue working on our forward recovery after the lunge but this time we're going to add some speed to it so I'm going to lunge recover forward and make one retreat I'm going to do that ten times fast alright so now here we go then these ones before retreat one all right excellent great job all right so our next exercise we're going to work on the advance lunge so we're going to do advance lunge on guard retreat ten times nice and slow so on the garden advance lunge on guard reaching one advanced Bunch on guard three to two and then one on dark three three three a lunge unguarded feet under this hey hey accident great job alright so for our last exercise we're going to do the advanced ones with speed this time so advant one unguarded treat ten times fast here we go of our position and I see me Bend back straight and begin [Applause] a great child way together that concludes the beginner workout I hope you enjoyed it in continue refining your fencing skills I am passionate about helping fencers like you perform at your highest potential so when you're ready come see me at the Florida fencing Academy or contact me about video coaching and as always please like share and subscribe thanks for watching I hope you see improved results from your workout today you

23 Comments

  1. Love it!

  2. A little bit tired, but I guess I could use this every day when I want. University gym is a good place to practice, but our school seems to have no fencing club…

  3. I believe I need to resume that 100 Thai round house kick drill to bear fencing footwork routine!

  4. I'm new to fencing and look forward to working these excercises in to my daily routine. Thanks

  5. Greate lesson to practice at home, thank you.

  6. How many sets would you recommend?

  7. me: breathes
    this guy: Eeeeeeeexcellent

  8. This guy is so pro he forgot to spell beginner correctly

  9. I like you man, great couching.

  10. Nicee

  11. This was very good for beginners, thank you for sharing.

  12. I'm watching this to see if this would help me in boxing.. getting in n out.. using the jab…. closing the distance ECT. I guess it can't hurt. I can see r ght from the beginning of this vidoe.. I. Know stance n other major stuff r gonna be very very different in boxing.. but I bet something here can n should be benefiting for boxing. What do you guys think?

  13. Great workout! Thanks for the video!

  14. Great video for beginners! Thank you.

  15. Great if you mix this with Kali. Oss

  16. Hopefullythis works

  17. this is also good footwork for hand to hand. thx now i know im doing it right. jkd takes quite a bit from this type of footwork

  18. super sir that is beginners most use full videos

  19. If dollars weren't so expensive right now I certainly would be a patreon!

  20. Thank you, my good man.

  21. Thanks for the Great lessons. You are A Great help to me and my daughter.

  22. Looks good and look forward to more footwork videos from your good self!

  23. Thank you coach.

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