This discipline is art, and is not science, taking, however, the word “science” in its strictest sense, because it does not deal with things eternal, and divine, and that surpass the powers of human judgment, but rather it is art, not wrought, nor manual, but rather active, and serves very closely the civil science; because its effects pass together with its operation, in the manner of virtue, and having passed, they do not leave behind any kind of labor or of manufacture, as is common in the performance of the plebian and mechanical arts, all of which, although some of them are celebrated with the name of nobility, it surpasses and exceeds at great length. — Ridolfo CapoFerro
This is a group lesson that we did at practice yesterday. The goal of the lesson was to look at a couple of options for dealing with attacks to the low line – specically, the scannatura as described in plate 13 of Capoferro.
From the instructor’s invitation in 3rd, straight thrust
From the instructor’s engagement in 3rd, disengagement
From the student’s engagement in 3rd, glide
From the student’s invitation in 3rd, arrest to the arm with a reassemblement (as described in CF plate 8 )
From the student’s invitation in 3rd, simple parry of 2nd riposte by glide
From the student’s invitation in 3rd, simple parry of 2nd riposte by glide with a passing step
From the student’s invitation in 3rd, counterattack in 2nd with a passing step
From the instructor’s invitation in 3rd, three straight thrusts end of lesson.