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Giovanni dall’Agocchie – First Provocation

There is no safe way to directly attack someone who has settled into a guard. No matter what line you choose, there is a simple and effective counter available. So you need to wait for your opponent to adjust feet, … Continue reading

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Fabris Chapter 6 – On Flinging the Sword, Dui Tempi Actions, and Beats

Flinging the Sword Fabris seems to be advocating for relatively slow, measured attacks. He gives numerous reasons for why you shouldn’t “fling” your sword. A fast, jabbing action lacks the control and accuracy of a normal thrust, especially in a … Continue reading

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