The consequences of the errors described previously are as follows:

Error #1 (front foot angled inward) See previous blog post.

Error #2 (not taking the chance to score when he was close to the opponent and also had the momentum) allows the opponent to get back control of her blade, and perform either a counter attack or a parry-riposte before the final offensive action by the student has scored and locked out the fencing box.

Error #3 (letting his opponent set up scenarios where the speed was relatively slow) allows the opponent to set up a scenario from which she can perform her final offensive action safely and relatively undisturbed.

Error #4 (having his elbow too far our from his body) makes it easier for the student to inadvertently expose his lower arm to his opponent, giving her relatively safe offensive opportunities. It also introduces a risk of misjudging the distance to the target, if the fencer is looking at his own tip and the intended target on the opponent. This is due to the fact that when the elbow is held too far forward before the straightening of the weapon arm, the straightening distance will be shorter than normal.

Error #5 (almost all batteés were in the quarte position) makes it easier for the opponent to predict the next action, and to plan out what to do in response to this.

Corrective actions:

Correction #1. See previous blog post.

Correction #2. If the fencer with the lesser experience and technical toolbox manages to take the initiative, he should take the first scoring opportunity, and not attempt to over-manage the situation in order to be able to score a single hit. A hit scored at a time so that his opponent is blocked out when the opponent hits is completely sufficient. The longer and more complex a fencing phrase becomes, the larger the advantage for the technically more proficient and experienced fencer becomes.

Correction #3. If your opponent is good at setting up low speed/high precision scenarios which end with a quick final motion, deny this opponent the opportunity to set up such a scenario in the first place. Keep him preoccupied with something else than his offensive setup.

Correction #4. Hold your weapon arm according to good form when not actively extending it.

Correction #5. Mix up your batteé actions in some way. Perform them in different lines, or mix them up with some other blade motion. Your opponent situation should be where a strong battée is so common so that care must be taken so that the blade is not beaten away, yet not so common so that it can be counted on so that a pre-planned response can be decided upon before the batteé.