As a followup to the post on feints the other day. Today’s lesson was about the arrest. 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. 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. 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. That said, feints can be quite effective in a bout, especially if the opponent doesn’t counterattack
From the instructor’s invitation in 4th, straight thrust.
From the instructor’s engagement in 4th, disengagement.
From the student’s engagment in 4th, glide.
From the student’s invitation in 4th. Parry 3rd, riposte by glide.
From the instructor’s invitation in 4th, feint direct (hand in third) and disengagement.
From the student’s invitation in 4th, parry 3rd, parry 4th, riposte by glide.
From the student’s invitation in 4th, arrest low line, hand in second, opposition to the outside.
From the instructor’s invitation in 4th, three straight thrusts, end of lesson.