Lesson 56 – Decatur School of Arms
Fifth session with the Decatur School of Arms
- Passing attacks
- Hand parries
- Movements of Conclusion
- From the instructorâ€™s engagement in third, disengagement (hand in fourth position) from the guard
- From the instructor’s engagement in third, disengagement with a lunge
- From the student’s engagement in third, simple parry of fourth, riposte by glide without a lunge
- From the instructor’s engagement in third, feint by disengagement and disengagement, ending in the outside high line
- From the instructor’s engagement in third, disengagement. Instructor parries and ripostes by glide to the high line. Student uses their off hand to parry the incoming riposte above and to the outside of their sword arm while freeing their weapon with a disengagement, passing forward and hitting in the body with the hand in second position.
- From the instructor’s engagement in third, disengagement. Instructor parries while closing distance and putting strong pressure against the student’s blade. Student raise their pommel while dropping their tip so that it points to the ground. Grabs the opponent’s wrist, and passes forward while bringing their sword around for a cut, thrust, or pommel strike.
- One fencer attacks with either a straight thrust or a feint direct and disengagement. The second fencer is allowed to make one parry to defend the attack.
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