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Balestra

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What Is The Definition Of Balestra In Fencing?

1. This is a type of footwork used to quickly jump forward toward an opponent. Usually, a balestra is followed by a lunge. The term comes from the French word for a sudden leap.

Examples Of How Balestra Is Used In Commentary

1. The fencer hits the foible of her opponent’s blade, then balestra’s forward for the point.

Sports The Term Is Used

1. Fencing

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