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Montante vs Rivero Ridoppio

A question that often comes up is “Why is the Montante not just called a Rivero Ridoppio?”. The answer to that has eluded me for awhile, but now that I see it, it seems so obvious. Another question comes from … Continue reading

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The Montante from Guardia di Testa in the Bind

In the assaulti of both Manciolino and Marozzo, we are often told to assume Guardia di Testa for a variety of reasons. From there, there are many occasions where we are asked to strike the dome of the buckler with … 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 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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Practice Notes – A Montante is not a Falso

A montante is not a falso. Sounds pretty obvious, doesn’t it. Three different names for three different actions. But in the heat of the battle, one might forget this fact and use them interchangeably. I am broaching this topic specifically … Continue reading

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