As a followup to the post on feints the other day. Â Todayâ€™s lesson was about the arrest. Â The idea was to build the action up to a feint direct and disengage, and then show how it can be defeated, both with a defensive action and with a counteroffensive action. Â The lesson was more about showing a possible way in which feints can be defeated counteroffensively, than an attempt to follow specific actions in Capoferro. Â As far as I know, Capoferro never uses double parries in his manual and in plate 11, when he does use a feint, he finishes it with a passing step instead of a lunge. Â That said, feints can be quite effective in a bout, especially if the opponent doesnâ€™t counterattack
From the instructorâ€™s invitation in 4th, straight thrust.
From the instructorâ€™s engagement in 4th, disengagement.
From the studentâ€™s engagment in 4th, glide.
From the studentâ€™s invitation in 4th. Â Parry 3rd, riposte by glide.
From the instructorâ€™s invitation in 4th, feint direct (hand in third) and disengagement.
From the studentâ€™s invitation in 4th, parry 3rd, parry 4th, riposte by glide.
From the studentâ€™s invitation in 4th, arrest low line, hand in second, opposition to the outside.
From the instructorâ€™s invitation in 4th, three straight thrusts, end of lesson.