The present study aimed to analyze the effectiveness of an intensive rifle fencing training based on a couple of
the most effective fencing techniques compared to a traditional fencing training. 20 male professional soldiers of Spanish
Army (28.6±2.4 years) were randomly divided in an experimental group (n: 10) and control group (n: 10). After 1 h rifle
training sessions during 6 days, soldiers conducted simulated close quarter combats with rifles. Results showed that the
experimental group obtained higher number of victories (17.0 vs. 7.0), number of techniques used (13.0 vs. 6.0), and had
variations in body location of impact (head, trunk, legs and arms vs. head, trunk and arms) than control group. The
experimental rifle fencing training focused on selected fencing techniques was more effective than the traditional rifle
fencing training focused on a higher technical repertory.