Giovanni dall’Agocchie – High Guards

Next up is the high guards. Again, there are four primary guards and a few others mentioned in passing.

  • Guardia d’alicorno: Unicorn guard, essentially prima/first
  • Guardia di testa: Head guard, arm is well extended and online. Sword is angled diagonal down to the left.
  • Guardia di faccia: Face guard, well extended arm with palm up (i.e. seconda)
  • Guardia d’entrare: Entering guard, same as above but with palm down.

Guardia di testa troubles me. The plates from Marozzo don’t match this description.


The face and entering guards remind me a lot of the Spanish school.

Alta, underarm, and overarm are mentioned but not really discussed.

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