An action executed in one fencing tempo, such as: direct attack, indirect attack, or beat attack.
A defensive action using the blade to stop the opponent’s blade followed by a riposte (counter-offensive) action made by the fencer who has parried the attack. Parries may be executed either by opposition or by percussion (detached), and may be either lateral, circular, semi-circular, diagonal or yielding. The riposte may be direct or indirect, simple or compound, detached or with opposition.
An action made with more than one blade movement after having started to continuously extend the arm. It may involve one or more feints.
For example - a feint draws the parry and then the parry is avoided with an indirect attack.
An offensive response to an attack, made without parrying. It hits while the opponent is feinting. For example - a stop hit in time.
A planned action made against an opponent’s stop-thrust drawing the stop hit and then acting upon it by either parrying or stop hitting (the opponent’s stop-hit) a form of second intention. For example – a feint to draw the counter attack and a counter attack into the counter attack. Counter time may be accomplished with footwork, body action, timing and pauses that appear to be an invitation.
Feint In Time
A compound attack made against an offensive invitation tactic such as counter-time.