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Marozzo’s Greatsword – True Edge Stretta 8

The eighth true edge stretta for the greatsword shows how to use the pommel to hook the opponent. From the bind, you step past the opponent on their right. From there you can hook the pommel around the throat. Alternately, … Continue reading

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Marozzo’s Greatsword –True Edge Stretta 7

The seventh true edge stretta is all about trying to get a pommel strike. From the bind, you start by pushing forward with your hilt. If he goes high, simply go low under his arms with a pommel strike. (This … Continue reading

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Marozzo’s Greatsword – True Edge Stretta 6

This stomp needs no explanation. Marozzo (Translation by Craig Pitt-Pladdy) Again, being engaged with the enemy at true-edge on true-edge, immediately, as you meet him at the said true-edge I want that you give them your left foot passing forward … Continue reading

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Marozzo’s Greatsword – True Edge Stretta 5

The next play is a counter against someone who rushes in from the bind. Marozzo (Translation by Craig Pitt-Pladdy) Now watch that being engaged the enemy with the true-edge with true-edge he charges you strongly on to the above said … Continue reading

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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 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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