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Do you know how to thrust with the longsword? If so, did you remember to teach your practice partners?

Yesterday I realized that I never taught my study group how to thrust. So naturally they were stepping in with bent arms, then they extended the arms, followed by an unbalanced lean of the body. This is my fault, not … Continue reading

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Giovanni dall’Agocchie – Attacks

Giovanni uses the same basic cuts and thrusts we see in any Bolognese system. As a recap, they are: Mandritto: All cuts from the right Riverso: All cuts from the left Fendente: Vertical downward cuts Squalimbro: Diagonal downwards cut Tondo: … Continue reading

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