FENCING BOUNCE

 

Preparation for the Forward and Backward Bounce

The bounce is simply a slight spring done by the feet and arches with a minimum amount of movement in the knees. You can bounce in either up and down motion (ie moving upward) or forward and backward and can make it difficult for your opponent to recognize exactly when your real action begins.

 

Balanced in on guard position

Fencing bounce start |Elaine Cheris

Execution

Keep knees bent all the time you are bouncing

Stay on the balls of your feet

Fencing bounce on toes 1st |Elaine Cheris

Feet leave the floor at the same time with upward (a), forward (b) or backward (c) push.

Fencing bounce up and down |Elaine Cheris
Fencing bounce forward |Elaine Cheris
Fencing bounce backward |Elaine Cheris

Feet land on the floor at the same time with a very slight cushioning at the knees.

Fencing bounce feet land in same position|Elaine Cheris
Fencing bounce forward landing |Elaine Cheris
Fencing bounce backward |Elaine Cheris

Land in a balanced position, having land in the same position (a),  having moved forward (b) or backward (c) ready to move in either direction.

Fencing bounce feet land |Elaine Cheris
Fencing bounce feet land |Elaine Cheris
Fencing bounce feet land |Elaine Cheris

To practice bouncing, jump rope just clearing the floor with your feet.