L’Ange – Chapter 1 Prima

Here is the illustration of prima.

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Features of the guard as per the illustration

  • True edge (red) is up.
  • The sword arm is almost completely extended
  • The hilt is significantly higher than the head.
  • The point is aimed above the opponent’s head
  • The off hand is extended forward roughly to the elbow on the sword arm.
  • The left shoulder is not turned all the way back.
  • The lean is slightly forward.
  • The front knee is bent so that the knee is over the ankle
  • The rear leg is nearly straight
  • The rear foot is turned out slightly more than 90 degrees

Features of the guard as per the text

  • The hand is inverted
  • The point is aimed at the face [conflict with image]
  • The thumb is below, the small finger above
  • The fist is closed
  • The arm extended
  • Seldom used for thrusting
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