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Antonio Manciolino – Third Offense against Guardia di Testa

This next action really should have followed the first offense. Or pretend to attack with a mandritto, but throw a riverso. Ideally you abort the mandritto just before the blades clash. If they touch, and then you leave, your opponent … Continue reading

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Antonio Manciolino – Second Offense against Guardia di Testa

Or extend a thrust to his face and throw a tramazzone. The second offense against Guardia di Testa is a true provocation. The thrust causes him to raise his sword, exposing his arm to the tramazzone that follows. Note that … Continue reading

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Antonio Manciolino – First Offense against Guardia di Testa

Finding both yourself and your opponent in Guardia di Testa, a natural attack is a mandritto against the face, flank, or leg. Manciolino writes, throw a mandritto to his face, or flanks, or if you wish, to his leg. This … Continue reading

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