Guardia Coda Lunga Alta

Offences Initiated from Coda Lunga Alta

Offences Initiated With Thrust

Offensive Combination Using Thrust And Mandritto
Pass right, throwing a thrust on the right step, and a mandritto as the left foot comes behind.
(Libro 1, Capitolo 19)

Offensive Combination Using Thrust And Riverso
Pass right, throwing a thrust on the right step, and a riverso as the left foot comes behind.
(Libro 1, Capitolo 19)

Offensive Combination Using Slip, Thrust And Tramazzone
Slip back the left foot, then pass right, throwing a thrust on the right step, and a tramazzone as the left foot comes behind.
(Libro 1, Capitolo 19)

Offensive Combination Using Slip, Thrust, Buckler Check And Mandritto
Slip back the left foot, then pass with the right foot throwing a thrust to his face. Redouble by placing your buckler under the enemy's sword, and then pass left throwing a mandritto to the leg. Finish by passing back with the left foot.
(Libro 1, Capitolo 19)

Offensive Combination Using Slip, Thrust, And Riverso
Slip back the left foot, then pass right, throwing a thrust on the right step, and a riverso to the thigh as the left foot comes behind, ending in Coda Lunga Stretta.
(Libro 2, 1st Assault)

Offensive Combination Using Thrust, Mandritto Feint And Riverso
Pass right throwing a thrust to the face on the right step, and redouble with a mandritto feint, but hit with a riverso to the temple as the left foot comes behind, ending in Coda Lunga Stretta.
(Libro 2, 2nd Assault)

Offensive Combination Using Thrust, Tramazzone Feint, Riverso, Thrust And Tramazzone
Slip back the left foot to your right, then pass left, throwing a thrust to the face on the left step, and then a tramazzone feint to the head, but hitting with a riverso to the thigh as the right foot comes behind. Redouble with a pass right, throwing a thrust to the face on the right step, and a tramazzone on the left step made while covering your head with the buckler, ending in Porta di Ferro Stretta.
(Libro 2, 3rd Assault)

Offensive Combination Using Thrust & Fendente On A Slip And Pass
Slip your left foot back to your right, then pass right throwing a thrust to the face on the right step, and a fendente on the left step, ending in Guardia di Faccia.
(Libro 2, 3rd Assault)

Offensive Combination Using Thrust, Mandritto Feint & Riverso To Leg
Extend a thrust, and then throw a mandritto feint to the head, but hit with a riverso to the leg.
(Libro 4, Capitolo 10)

Offensive Combination Using Thrust, Mandritto Feint & Riverso To Leg On A Pass
Pass right throwing a thrust with the right step, and mandritto feint to the head but hitting with a riverso to the leg on the left step.
(Libro 4, Capitolo 10)

Offensive Combination Using Thrust & Mandritto To Leg
Pass forward with the right foot throwing a thrust, then redouble by traversing left, throwing a mandritto to the leg whilst warding the head with your buckler. Complete the traverse, bring the right foot behind the left.
(Libro 4, Capitolo 10)

Offensive Combination Using Thrust And Descending Blow On A Slip And Pass
Without moving the feet, throw a stoccata, and then slip back the left foot and pass right throwing a mandritto or fendente or riverso as you wish.
(Libro 4, Capitolo 10)

Offensive Combination Using Thrust
Pass right throwing an imbroccata that ends in Porta di Ferro Larga.
(Libro 4, Capitolo 10)

Offences Initiated With Mandritto

Offensive Combination Using Mandritto & Riverso To Leg
Without moving the feet, throw a mezzo mandritto to the hand, and a riverso to the leg.
(Libro 4, Capitolo 10)

Offences Initiated With Fendente

Offensive Combination Using Fendente
Slip back the left foot, and then pass forward with the right foot throwing a fendente.
(Libro 1, Capitolo 19)

Offences Initiated With Falso

Offensive Action Using Falso
Throw a rising falso to the sword hand without moving your feet.
(Libro 4, Capitolo 10)

Offensive Action Using Montante
Pass forward with your right foot, throwing a montante that goes into Guardia Alta, and then withdraw your right foot near to your left, and you will have furnished the play.
(Libro 2, 3rd Assault)

Offensive Combination Using Falso And Mandritto
Pass right throwing a falso on the right step and a mandritto on the left step.
(Libro 1, Capitolo 19)

Offensive Combination Using Falso, Mandritto Feint & Riverso
Pass right throwing a falso on the right step and a mandritto feint but hitting with a riverso on the left step.
(Libro 1, Capitolo 19)

Offensive Combination Using Falso, Riverso Feint & Mandritto
Pass forward with your right foot, throwing a rising falso that ends in Guardia di Faccia. Immediately redouble with a riverso feint to this right temple, but strike his forward leg with a mandritto that ends in Sotto il Braccio, guarding your head with the buckler.
(Libro 2, 3rd Assault)

Offensive Combination Using Montante & Tramazzone
Pass right and throw a montante that ends in Guardia Alta on the right step, and a tramazzone that ends in Porta di Ferro Larga on the left step.
(Libro 2, 2nd Assault)

Defences From Coda Lunga Alta

Defence Against Attacks Initiated With Thrust

Parry & Counterattack Against The Thrust & Mandritto Combination
When the enemy throws the thrust, pass right and parry with your true edge. When the enemy throws the mandritto, thrust to the face without moving the feet.
(Libro 1, Capitolo 20)

Parry & Counterattack Against The Thrust & Riverso Combination
When the enemy throws the thrust, pass right and parry with your true edge. When the enemy throws the riverso to your leg, pass back your right leg and cut to the sword arm with a riverso.
(Libro 1, Capitolo 20)

Slip, Parry & Counterattack Against The Thrust & Mandritto To The Leg Combination
When the enemy slips back the left foot, pass back into Porta di Ferro Stretta. When the enemy throws the thrust, parry it with a falso without moving your feet. When the enemy redoubles passing left with a mandritto to your leg, pass back with your left foot and counterattack the sword hand with a mezzo mandritto.
(Libro 1, Capitolo 20)

Parry & Riposte Against The Thrust And Tramazzone
When the enemy slips back the front foot and then passes with thrust, parry the thrust with a falso. Riposte by passing right throwing a mandritto to the head, bringing the left foot behind to complete the pass.
(Libro 1, Capitolo 20)

Counterattack Against The Stoccata With Riverso
When the enemy throws a stoccata, pass right and counterattack with a riverso to the sword arm. For your defence immediately pass pack into Coda Lunga Alta.
(Libro 4, Capitolo 1)

Parry Riposte Against The Stoccata On A Traverse & Pass
When the enemy throws the stoccata, throw your left foot back towards your left, and parry with a falso coming up under the enemy's blade. Riposte by passing right and cutting to the left leg with a mandritto, bringing your left foot behind to complete the pass. For your defence immediately pass pack into Coda Lunga Alta.
(Libro 4, Capitolo 1)

Counterattack Against The Stoccata With Thrust
When the enemy throws a stoccata, pass right and counterattack with a thrust to the flank. For your defence immediately pass pack into Coda Lunga Alta.
(Libro 4, Capitolo 1)

Parry Riposte Against The Stoccata On The Pass
When the enemy throws the stoccata, pass right parrying with a falso beneath his stoccato, accompanied by the buckler. Immediately riposte with a riverso to the left leg as the left foot comes behind. For your defence, pass back the right foot, extending the sword into Guardia di Faccia, and then adopt Coda Lunga Alta.
(Libro 4, Capitolo 1)

Counterattack Againt The Stoccata With The Counterthrust
When the enemy throws the stoccata, at the same time pass right right extending a thrust to the face with the true-edge turned towards the enemy's blade. Redouble by turning a riverso to the face, made with the right foot stepping backwards. For you safety, extend the sword in Guardia di Faccia, and then adopt Coda Lunga Alta.
(Libro 4, Capitolo 1)

Counterattack, Parry And Riposte Against The Stoccata And Mandritto Combination
When the enemy throws the stoccata, counterattack with a mezzo mandritto to the sword hand ending in Cingiaria Porta di Ferro, defending the head with the buckler. When the enemy throws the mandritto to the head, pass forward into Guardia di Testa to parry the blow, follow with a riposte to the legs with a mandritto, and then passing back into Coda Lunga Alta.
(Libro 4, Capitolo 1)

Slip, Parry & Riposte Against The Stoccata and Mandritto To Leg Combination
When the enemy throws the stoccata, slip the left foot back to the right, and passing right parry the stoccata with your true edge. When the enemy throws the mandritto to the leg, parry the blow by putting your sword below you buckler and towards the enemy's right side. Riposte to the right leg with a riverso traversale, and then pass back with the right foot and for your defence extend a thrust that ends in Guardia di Faccia. Return to Coda Lunga Alta.
(Libro 4, Capitolo 1)

Counterattack & Parry Riposte Against The Stoccata And Mandritto Combination
When the enemy throws the stoccata, pass back with the left foot throwing a mandritto to the sword hand that ends in Porta di Ferro Larga. When the enemy throws the mandritto to your head, parry the blow with you false edge and then stepping forward with your right foot throw a riverso to the right leg. For your defence, pass back with the right foot extending a thrust from below your buckler that ends in Guardia di Faccia. Return to Coda Lunga Alta.
(Libro 4, Capitolo 1)

Buckler Parry & Riposte Against The Stoccata And Mandritto Combination
When the enemy throws the stoccata, pass right and parry the blow with your buckler, and riposte with a mandritto to the leg. Pass back with your right foot into Coda Lunga Alta.
(Libro 4, Capitolo 1)

Parry Riposte Against The Stoccata and Mandritto Combination
When the enemy throws the thrust, pass forward with the right foot towards the enemy's right side, turning your true edge towards the thrust. Immediately riposte with a riverso to the face, to prevent the enemy's redouble with a mandritto. Pass back with the right foot whilst extending a stoccata to the face, ending in Coda Lunga Alta.
(Libro 4, Capitolo 1)

Counterattack Against The Stoccata and Mandritto Combination
When the enemy throws the thrust, attack the sword hand with a rising falso that end in Guardia di Faccia. When the enemy throws the mandritto, pass right throwing a mandritto to the sword hand, then for your defence pass back with the right foot into Coda Lunga Alta.
(Libro 4, Capitolo 1)

Parry Riposte Against The Stoccata And Mandritto Or Fendente Combination
When the enemy throws the stoccata, and then slips back the left foot to pass forward with the right to deliver a mandritto or a fendente, do not move against the stoccata, but against the mandritto or fendente pass forward into Guardia di Testa to parry the blow, and riposte with a mandritto to the leg as the left foot comes behind. Pass back with the right foot ending in Coda Lunga Alta.
(Libro 4, Capitolo 2)

Parry And Riposte Against The Stoccata And Riverso To Head Combination
When the enemy throws the stocatta, pass forward with the right foot, parrying with your false edge. When the enemy throws the riverso to the head, traverse left, parrying the blow with your true edge whilst covering the head with your buckler. Riposte by pulling back your hand and then thrusting with a stoccata to the face as the right foot comes behind the left. For your safety, leap back, ending in Coda Lunga Alta.
(Libro 4, Capitolo 3)

Parry And Riposte Against The Stoccata And Riverso To Leg Combination
When the enemy throws the stoccata, pass forward with the right foot and parry with your false edge. When the enemy throws the riverso to the leg, traverse left and turning your point down, parry with the true edge. Riposte with a stoccata to the face, and for your safety leap back ending in Coda Lunga Alta.
(Libro 4, Capitolo 3)

Defence Against Attacks Initiated With Mandritto

Parry Riposte Against The Mandritto To The Head
When the enemy passes to throw the mandritto to the head, pass right and extend into Guardia di Testa to parry the blow, and riposte with mandritto to the leg as the left foot comes behind. Pass back into Coda Lunga Alta for your defence.
(Libro 4, Capitolo 3)

Counterattack Against The Mandritto To Face Or Leg
When the enemy throws a mandritto to your face or head, pass back with your left foot and cut to the sword hand with a mezzo mandritto.
(Libro 1, Capitolo 20 & Libro 4, Capitolo 10)

Defence Against Attacks Initiated With Fendente

Parry Riposte Against Fendente Made With A Foot Swap
When the enemy slips back the left foot, pass back into Porta di Ferro Stretta. When the enemy passes forward throwing a fendente, parry by extending into Guardia di Testa, and riposte with mandritto to the leg or face.
(Libro 1, Capitolo 20)

Defence Against Attacks Initiated With Falso

Parry And Riposte Against The Falso And Mandritto Combination
When the enemy passes forward and throws the falso, turn your sword hand into Cingiara Porta di Ferro. When the enemy throws the mandritto, pass forward and parry with a rising falso and riposte with a mandritto to the leg or face.
(Libro 1, Capitolo 20)

Parry Riposte Against The Falso, Mandritto Feint And Riverso combination
When the enemy passes forward and throws the falso, turn your sword hand into Cingiara Porta di Ferro. When the enemy throws the mandritto feint, pass forward and extend into Guardia di Faccia. When the enemy turns the riverso to the thigh, traverse left, and turning down the point parry with the true edge and immediately riposte with a thrust to the face.
(Libro 1, Capitolo 20)


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