FOIL: The foil is a light and flexible wea-pon for thrusting. For electric scoring the 'electric' foil has a push-button to register a hit. RULES: Protocol determines the behaviour of fencers and the referee’s command is law. The right of way determines who scores. In foil the target area is the torso. TACTICS: These include various ways of parrying and attacking, “faking” actions, provoking reactions and quickly scoring on mistakes. Posture, balance, speed, and quick footwork are the key to good timing and distance control.