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My A to Z theme is fencing and swordplay, focusing mainly on fencing terminology, but with a few favorite movie fencing moments thrown into the mix too.
Nouvieme: an unconventional parry (#9) sometimes described as blade behind the back, pointing down (a variant of octave), other times similar to elevated sixth.
My fencing coach actually taught this one, even though he stated at the time that it was unlikely that any of us would use it, unless we went to the Olympic level. I have searched and searched for pictures or video of this unconventional party - I know I've seen it somewhere - but I can't seem to find it.
The closest thing I found, and it doesn't look like what I learned, is in the Princess Bride Sword Fight scene between 2:07 and 2:10. The man in black does it, but it's pretty low, and the nouvieume I remember was up higher.
I love that scene! Love, love, love it. It not only captures some well-done stage fencing by actors who've been trained by a fencing coach, but it also captures some of what I consider to be saber fencer attitude.
Happy A to Z!