To one who would become a perfect player, it does not suffice only to take lessons from the master, but it is necessary that he seek daily to play with diverse players, and being able to do so, he must always practice with those who know more than he, because the player with such practiced wits will become most perfect in this virtue. — 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