Review the first guard.
Discuss the divisions of the sword. Focus on the specifics that Fabris offers. (Maybe compare & contrast with other systems.)
Discuss the features of the withdrawn seconda (plate 3).
[students assume the posture, practice walking as well]
Discuss the openings that the withdrawn seconda present and how to protect them
[students assume the posture again, correcting flaws]
Introduce the concept of the counter-posture from chapter 4. Note the specifics, especially how a properly formed counter-posture doesn’t require an active parry.
[Practice the defenses indicated in the text. Note out Seconda acts as a counter-posture on the outside, while an active parry is needed on the inside.]