Filippo Vadi – Chapter 6

This chapter enumerates the three types of cuts. Again, each can be performed deritto or riverso.

Fendente: Downward cuts. These are useful for breaking low guards and can easily be mixed with Rota.

Rota: Upward cuts. (Keep in mind that the upward cut on the right uses the true edge.) Used to counter the fendente and as a precursor to another attack. Used for attacking the arms and hands.

Voltani: Horizontal cuts that can strike anywhere from the knee up. Defeated by both fendenti and rota, I get the feeling he doesn’t like these blows.

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