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Which Guardia di Testa?

We are currently using two interpretations of Guardia di Testa.   Experimentally we found that the version on the left is superior as a static guard. That is to say, when you just lying in wait to either bait your … Continue reading

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What is a Montante?

This is a signature move in the Bolognese tradition, but what do we really know about it? Not much, other than it involved the buckler. Beyond these five there are two which are not principal because they only occur in … Continue reading

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The First Assault of Antonio Manciolino – Part 1

It is no coincidence that this bears a resemblance to the first assault of Marozzo, as they share the same tradition and it is quite possible that Antonio Manciolino and Achille Marozzo even shared the same teacher. The quoted portions … Continue reading

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