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Marozzo’s Great Sword – True Edge Stretta 4

The next play is a counter to the third true edge stretta. Marozzo (Translation by Craig Pitt-Pladdy) But beware that every time that somebody wants to make some kind of hold on the leg, you have to be warned that … Continue reading

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Marozzo’s Greatsword – Falso Impuntanto and the Important of Equipment

Through many year and many clubs I’ve tried to learn Marozzo’s first assault for the two-handed sword. The very first action is a Falso Impuntanto, something that everyone seems to stumble over. A plain reading of the text suggests it … Continue reading

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Marozzo’s Great Sword – True Edge Stretta 3

The third stretta for the true edge begins with a riverso tondo as a feint. Marozzo doesn’t tell us how to throw the tondo, but we can refer to the second stretta on how to begin this technique. Rather than … Continue reading

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Marozzo’s Great Sword–True Edge Stretta 2

In the second true edge stretta you are basically asked to perform what I’ve been taught is known as a cross-knock. But instead of beating his sword with your cross-guard, you are asked to use your lugs. (Presumably this would … Continue reading

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Marozzo’s Greatsword – True Edge Stretta 1

Marozzo’s third assault for the great sword (literally megia spada or mega sword) consists of roughly 20 plays from the bind. The first 13 are binds on the left, which are referred to as true edge on true edge in … Continue reading

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Is Einschiessen (Shooting In) a Falso Imputanto?

I’m kicking around a theory. Might be total bullshit, but here you go: Longsword Exercise 10 – Shooting In Reference: Book 1, Chapter 10, Pattern 11 (1.30r.1) Note that while the intention of this drill is to demonstrate a push … Continue reading

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Definition: Montante

As it last stood, there is a debate as to whether the montante is just a rising falso that goes into alta or a true edge cut that ascends along the line of a rising falso. I’ve done some more … Continue reading

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What is a Tramazzone and a Molinello?

In the broadest sense of the word, these are wheeling cuts. Some have taught me that tramazzone are wheeling cuts from the inside, molinello from the outside. Others say that all wheeling cuts are molinello and the tramazzone is specifically … Continue reading

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Marozzo’s Weapon Progression

Partial Translation available at http://wiktenauer.com/wiki/Achille_Marozzo Book 1 Sword and Buckler: Ch. 10 Book 2 Sword and Dagger: Ch. 36 Single Dagger: Ch. 52 Dagger and Cape: Ch. 58 Sword and Cape: Ch. 64 Two Swords: Ch. 76 Sword and Large … Continue reading

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Taking a Long Hard Look at Guardia Alta or Yes, I Know My Feet Are Crossed

Based on my new understanding on how to read footwork, I’ve come to the realization that we’ve been doing Guardia di Sopra il Bracco wrong. But to understand why, we must first take a long, hard look at Guardia Alta. … Continue reading

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