Fabris – Drills for Plate 23

This play specifically says the fencers are in misura larga or wide measure. Loosely speaking, this is the range in which you can attack with a single step.

Plate 23 – Common Fencer

This drill will work better for the patient if the agent is an angled third. Any actions of the point take longer because it has so much further to travel. You can make it even worse by standing upright as shown in this illustration from L’Ange.

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  • Both fencers start in 3rd on the inside.
  • The agent constrains the patient by turning the wrist into second
  • Patient attacks below the agent’s sword by lowering the point [If he doesn’t react, see Plate 22 Fabris 1a]
  • Agent lowers his own point, turning his hand into fourth.

Plate 23 – Fabris

Using the extended third of Fabris allows the agent to make a smaller motion for both the constraint and the counter-thrust.

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  • Both fencers start in 3rd on the inside.
  • The agent constrains the patient by turning the wrist into second
  • Patient attacks below the agent’s sword by lowering the point [If he doesn’t react, see Plate 22 Fabris 1a]
  • Agent lowers his own point, turning his hand into fourth.

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