Last week I posted a lesson where we worked through plates 7 and 9 of Capoferro. Since I had my camera with me I thought it might fun to see if I could get some of the actions on film.
These are two of the actions described in Plate 7. In the first action, Dori (on the left) attempts a gain on the inside line with an advance. As Tony starts to do a disengagement in time, Dori finishes the action with a lunge, hitting him before he can complete the disengagement. In the last two actions, Tony is using one of the options that Capoferro recommends for beating this. He disengages with a feint, and then does a parry and riposte to defeat Dori’s lunge.
You may have noticed in the previous clip how Tony seems to be pulling his shots at the end. Because the distance closes so rapidly, he keeps his arm a little bent and doesn’t do quite a full lunge so that he won’t actually hurt Dori. In this video, he deliberately misses so that we can see what it would look like if he’d done a full lunge.
This clip shows the two actions from Plate 9. The first action begins like the one in Plate 7, but instead of lunging, Dori uses a passing step with her hand in 2nd to defeat Tony’s disengagement in time. Then, to counter this, Tony defeats the passing step with an inquartata.