Description: Basic techniques of fencing with French foil are taught. Techinques such as on guard, advance, retreat, attack and parries (simple and compound), and basic rules are covered. Simple and compound attacks, secondary attacks, counter attacks, circular parries and bouting are stressed in intermediate and advanced classes. Judging and directing of bouts are taught and implemented in the form of tournament matches. Fencing etiquette and proper technique are stressed. Students who are looking for a lifetime sport, rich in tradition and gamesmanship find this course intriguing and challenging, both mentally and physically. When this course is offered for three hours per week, the additional time is utilized for the practice of advanced skills and techniques.