It is not good to rest in guard with the arm tucked in, because it does not cover the measure well in which I am found; it is equally not good for seeking measure, because the point of the sword is too far from the body of the adversary. — 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