The guard is a position of the arm and of the sword extended in a straight line in the middle of the offendable parts, with the body well accommodated in its ordinary pace in order to hold the enemy at a distance, from any offense, and in order to offend him in case he approaches to endanger you. — Ridolfo CapoFerro
From the instructor’s engagement in fourth, disengagement (hand in second position) from the guard
In time, as the instructor attempts to engage in fourth, disengagement from the guard
In time, as the instructor attempts to engage in fourth, disengagement with a lunge
From the student’s invitation in third, as the instructor attacks the leg, counterattack with a thrust to the face with a reassemblement, hand in second position.
In time, as the instructor attempts to engage in fourth, disengagement with a lunge, student recovers back to guard, instructor attacks the leg, student counterattacks to the face with a reassemblement.
From the student’s engagement in third, simple parry of fourth, riposte by glide
Fencers alternate attacking with advance lunges, while the opponent uses distance and timing to make the attack fall short
Fencer makes an attack to the foot, the opponent counterattacks with a reassemblement
Fencer makes either an attack to the foot, or an attack to the body, opponent either counterattacks with a reassemblement or parries and ripostes.