This thrust is used when you constrain your opponent so strongly that you drive his sword down. When this occurs, you may have “more openings on the outside under his arm” than on the inside. L’Ange notes that it is important to control this blade with the off-hand to avoid a counter attack
- The attack is low, aimed at the belly.
- The right shoulder is only slightly higher than the target.
- The right shoulder is above the heel.
- The head is higher than the hilt.
- The right knee is over the toe.
- The body is slightly more upright than the first thrust in Quarta.
- The false edge is engaging the opponent’s blade.
- The left hand traps the opponent’s blade against his blade.
- The front foot is lined up with the opponent’s front foot
- The left hand is turned outward such that the arm forms a crescent.
- The agent starts out of measure in Quarta, the patient in Tertia.
- The agent advances one step, gain the weak of the patients sword.
- The agent to advance another step in order to strongly constrain the patient’s sword. The agent’s right foot should be aligned with the patient’s left (as per illustration 7). There should be strong pressure on the patient’s blade.
- As soon as the the constraint is complete, the agent will begin to extend both arms forward and down.
- As arms near full extension, the body inclines. By this point the agent’s left hand should be controlling patient’s blade while the point goes under the patient’s hilt.
- Complete the attack with a step such that the front feet are aligned.