To one who would become a perfect player, it does not suffice only to take lessons from the master, but it is necessary that he seek daily to play with diverse players, and being able to do so, he must always practice with those who know more than he, because the player with such practiced wits will become most perfect in this virtue. — Ridolfo CapoFerro
Second class from the second session of the Decatur School of Arms
From the invitation in third, straight thrust (hand in fourth position) from the guard
In time, as the instructor invites in third, straight thrust with a lunge
In time, as the instructor attempts to engage in fourth, disengagement (hand in second) with a lunge
In time, as the instructor attempts to engage in third, disengagement (hand in fourth) with a lunge
From the student’s engagement in third, (instructor attacks with disengagement) simply parry of fourth, riposte by glide from the guard (no lunge)
From the student’s engagement in fourth, (instructor attacks with disengagement) simply parry of third, riposte by glide from the guard (no lunge)
Students maintains lunging distance while the opponent invites third and makes a series of advances and retreats. As soon as the opponent attempts to engage in fourth, the student makes a disengagement in time.
Same drill as before, but the opponent now makes a parry of third and ripostes by glide
Next week we will look at tempo and counterattacks!