Monthly Archives: August 2015

Montante vs Rivero Ridoppio

A question that often comes up is “Why is the Montante not just called a Rivero Ridoppio?”. The answer to that has eluded me for awhile, but now that I see it, it seems so obvious. Another question comes from … Continue reading

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Pflug is not Meant for Cutting

Lately I’ve been thinking more about how to use guards. In the past I fear that I was overly concerned about what could be done from a guard rather than what should be done. Take, for example, Pflug. Being a … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Longsword – Fixing our Kronhauw

We recently fixed a major problem with our interpretation of the Kronhauw. Previous Interpretation Our old interpretation was to simply thrust the sword into the Kron posture such that the opponent’s long edge slides down our edge onto the shilt … Continue reading

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The Montante from Guardia di Testa in the Bind

In the assaulti of both Manciolino and Marozzo, we are often told to assume Guardia di Testa for a variety of reasons. From there, there are many occasions where we are asked to strike the dome of the buckler with … Continue reading

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