The crossing of the left foot toward the right side in performing an inquartata is worthless; it can make of itself a shortcoming, because it hinders the body and shortens the motion of the right arm in striking, with loss of tempo; the void of the right leg toward the left side of the adversary in order to perform an inquartata is equally a thing done by chance, and sooner serves for an amicable assault than for the trial or dispute. — 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.