This is the other lesson we did on today. There were 4 of us there, two right handers and two left handers.
(since we’d done a lesson earlier, and it was really hot, we skipped some of the simple attacks)
From the instructor’s invitation in 3rd, straight thrust
From the student’s engagement in 3rd, time thrust in 4th to the face.
From the instructor’s engagement in 3rd, feint by disengagement an disengagement to the low line. (For the feint, the hand is turned to 4th position, in the final attack, the hand should be in second, and the body should be leaned forward, so that they pass under the instructor’s blade)
From the student’s engagement in third, parry 4th, parry second, riposte by glide with a passing step. (this is a counter to the previous action.)
From the instructor’s invitation in 3rd, three straight thrusts, end of lesson.
Although, we didn’t cover it in the lesson, we also discussed Capoferro’s counter to the time thrust in 4th. Basically, if the opponent’s instinct is to start a counterattack as soon as you disengage, you can change your action to a circular beat in 4th. What should happen is that you will hit their blade just as the reach extension, making for a nice, solid beat. Then, you can either finish with a thrust to the face, or a cut to the cheek.This entry was posted in Lessons by admin