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The "Appel" is a move in fencing intended to distract or intimidate one's opponent into breaking his/her guard or otherwise lose right of way. To execute an Appel, a fencer stomps his/her leading foot on the ground with the intent of creating a loud noise. This move may be combined with other maneuvers to create certain affects and manipulate an opponent in different ways. For example, a fencer wanting to gain some ground on his opponent could Appel and then extend in order to force the opponent's retreat.
Contributed by Ethan Wulff
For any male wanting to join a fencing group cor club you need to be aware of one thing. When you fence a short person in Epee know that if there were to aim straight ahead they would hit a bit below the waist line on you. Its not that we short people want to hit right there it is just that its the easiest target at our height level. So when fencing a short person in epee guard your, well you get it.
Contributed by Kacey O'Donnell