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During out drill, we used a series of rising cuts known as the “Double Winging”. These cuts end in a posture known as Einhorn (Unicorn).
Drills involving the thrust
We looked at several of the drills from Longsword – Drills for Pflug/Posta Breve/Porta di Ferro. We’ll be looking at more next week.
Sword and Buckler
First we reviewed last week’s material.
Guard of the Day: Guardia di Testa (Head Guard)
For more information on this guard, see my essay titled Bolognese Sword and Buckler – What does Guardia di Testa Look Like?
Cuts from Guardia di Testa
This topic was covered in a previous post titled Marozzo Sword and Buckler – Basic Cuts from Guardia di Testa.
Cut of the Day: Montante (Mast)
Something that often comes up is the exact definition of the Montante. What we know for certain is that from Guardia di Testa there are three starting criteria:
- Half-turn of the hand
- Point is towards the ground
- False edge touches the boss of the bucker
and we always end in Alta (high guard). Our current interpretation is that is is simply a straight, along the same line as a falso, using the true edge.
Assault 1 Opening
We also looked at the beginning of the first assault (kate/form) with the sword and buckler. Our explanation is in the video titled Elements of Manciolino’s First Assault for the Sword and Buckler: Opening. You can see other interpretations in the link below.
Todays focus was on supervised sparring.
We reviewed di Grassi’s one-handed thrust from last week.