The crossing of the left foot toward the right side in performing an inquartata is worthless; it can make of itself a shortcoming, because it hinders the body and shortens the motion of the right arm in striking, with loss of tempo; the void of the right leg toward the left side of the adversary in order to perform an inquartata is equally a thing done by chance, and sooner serves for an amicable assault than for the trial or dispute. — Ridolfo CapoFerro
This is a lesson that I did a practice last week. The goal for the lesson, rather than to work on techniques was to focus more on timing and speed, which is why the lesson itself is so short. For the actions that are on the student’s initiative, the instructor has the option to try to parry them – if the timing or the distance is not correct for the student, they will have a hard time making the hit.
In time, as the instructor invites in 3rd, straight thrust
On the student’s initiative, straight thrust.
In time, blade seizure in 4th and glide
In time, blade seizure in 4th, disengage
Instructor’s choice between 2 and 3.
On the student’s initiative, three straight thrusts