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
First class from the second session of the Decatur School of Arms
Invitations of third and fourth
From the invitation in fourth, straight thrust (hand in second position) from the guard
From the invitation in fourth, straight thrust with a lunge
From the invitation in third, straight thrust (hand in fourth position) from the guard
From the invitation in third, straight thrust with a lunge
Students maintains lunging distance while the opponent engages in fourth and makes a series of advances and retreats. As soon as the opponent opens to an invitation in third the student makes a straight thrust in time.