- Touches scored: only by thrusting
- Special rule: the “double” touch – when both fencers hit each other at the same time, they both get a touch
- Target zone: entire body
Similar to foil and sabre: Even though there is no right-of-way in épée, the same actions from foil and sabre exist in this weapon
- Straight attack: the most basic offensive action
- Counterattack: scoring on your opponent’s attack
- Parry-riposte: a defensive action. Samuelsson (left) is the one to start the attack. However, Fiamingo (right) blocks that attack, and then she scores. The action of blocking your opponent’s attack with your blade is called a “parry,” and hitting your opponent right after your opponent finishes an offensive action is called a “riposte.” Therefore, blocking your opponent’s attack and then hitting is called a “parry-riposte”
The big difference between epée and the other two weapons: The double touch.
- Double touch: both fencers score at the same time (as indicated by the lights going off)
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