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
In time, as the instructor invites in 3rd, straight thrust
In time, as the instructor attempts to engage in 3rd, straight thrust
In time, glide in 3rd
From the student’s engagement in 3rd, time thrust in 4th.
Same thing, instructor makes a parry of 3rd in counter–time and ripostes by flanconande in 3rd. Student parries 7th and ripostes with a pass. (There were a couple of variations on this. All of which were fun and amusing)*
In time, as the instructor attempts to engage in 3rd, feint by disengagement and disengagement
Same thing, students adds an advance with the feint, starting from out of distance
In time, as the instructor attempts to engage in 3rd, double feint by disengagement and disengagement
Same thing, but with a coordinated step
In time blade seizure in 3rd
In time, blade seizure in 3rd, instructor executes a disengagement in time, student does a parry of 4th in counter-time, transports to 2nd and ripostes by glide with a passing step
Same thing, however the student make a parry of 2nd instead of the parry of 4th and transport
Similar thing, but done as a counter attack. The action now turns into something along the lines of a time thrust in 2nd with a passing step.
From the instructor’s invitation in 3rd, three straight thrusts, end of lesson.
*In case anyone is wondering, this lesson is for an opposite handed pair,this action would work differently for a same handed pair.