Guardia Coda Lunga Stretta

The Described Offensive Plays For Coda Lunga Stretta

Offences Initiated With Thrust

Offensive Combination Using Thrust And Mandritto
Pass forward with the left foot and extend a thrust. Redouble by passing with the right foot and throwing a mandritto.
(Libro 1, Capitolo 21)

Offensive Combination Using Thrust And Tramazzone
Pass forward with the left foot and extend a thrust to the face. Redouble by passing with the right foot and throwing a tramazzone to the head that ends in Porta di Ferro.
(Libro 1, Capitolo 21 & Libro 2, 1st Assault)

Offensive Combination Using A Thrust, Mandritto Feint And Riverso
Pass forward with the left foot and extend a thrust. Redouble by passing with the right foot and throwing a mandritto feint, but hitting with a riverso to the face or leg.
(Libro 1, Capitolo 21)

Offensive Combination Using Thrust And Fendente
Pass forward with the left foot and extend a thrust to the face. Redouble by passing with the right foot and throwing a fendente to the head.
(Libro 1, Capitolo 21)

Offensive Combination Using Thrust, Tramazzoni And Montante
Pass back the right foot extending a thrust to the face, and then pass forward with the right foot throwing two successive tramazzoni, the final one ending in Porta di Ferro Stretta. Finish by throwing a montante that ends in Guardia Alta.
(Libro 2, 2nd Assault)

Offensive Combination Using Thrust, Buckler Check And Mandritto
From Coda Lunga Stretta in passo stretto, step forward with the right foot extending a thrust to the face to draw the parry. When the enemy lifts their sword to parry, immediately place your buckler under their sword and traverse left throwing a mandritto to the leg. Pass back back with the left foot ending in Coda Lunga Stretta.
(Libro 2, 2nd Assault)

Offensive Combination Using Thrust, Riverso And Thrust
Without moving your feet, extend a thrust to the face, and then pass left, throwing a riverso to the temple, covering the head with your buckler. Once the right foot has come behind the left, immediately redouble with a stoccata to the face, and leap back with the feet ending in Coda Lunga Alta.
(Libro 2, 2nd Assault)

Offensive Combination Using Thrust And Mandritto Or Other Blow
Pass left and throw a thrust as the left foot lands and redouble with a mandritto or any other blow as you want, made when the right foot lands.
(Libro 4, Capitolo 4)

Offences Initiated With Falso

Offensive Combination Using Falso And Mandritto
Throw a falso traversale to the sword hand that ends in Sopra il Braccio. Redouble by lifting the sword hand up into the air, and then throwing a mandritto to the face that ends in Sotto il Braccio.
(Libro 2, 2nd Assault)

Offensive Retreat Using Montante
Slip your right foot back to the left, throwing a montante that ends in Guardia Alta.
(Libro 2, 3rd Assault)

Constricting The Enemy

Using Gathering Steps To Restrict An Opponent’s Options
To corner your enemy, bring the left foot up to the right and then step forward with the right. This will constrict the enemy such that the enemy will have to choose either to strike or to go back. If the enemy should lose some space of the field it will be for him no small shame.
(Libro 4, Capitolo 4)

The Described Defensive Plays For Coda Lunga Stretta

Defence Against Attacks Initiated With Thrust

False Edge Parry and Counterattack Against Thrust & Mandritto Combination
When the enemy passes extending the thrust, parry it with your false edge. When the enemy redoubles with the mandritto, counterattack with a mezzo mandritto to the sword hand, without stepping with the feet.
(Libro 1, Capitolo 22)

Parry And Counterattack Of The Thrust And Tramazzone Combination
When the enemy extends with the thrust, parry the blow with the true edge. When the enemy passes to throw the tramazzone, stifle the blow by extending into Guardia di Faccia without stepping.
(Libro 1, Capitolo 22)

Parry And Riposte Or Counterattack Against Thrust, Mandritto Feint And Riverso Combination
When the enemy extends the thrust, respond with a return thrust that parries the blow with the true edge. When the enemy redoubles with the mandritto feint, extend into Guardia di Faccia without moving the feet. When the enemy turns to throw the riverso to the face, parry the blow by making a half turn of the hand to hit the sword, and then riposte with a mandritto to the face or leg. If the enemy’s riverso is to the leg, immediately traverse left and extend a thrust to the face.
(Libro 1, Capitolo 22)

Counterattack, Parry And Riposte Against The Thrust And Fendente Combination
When the enemy extends the thrust, counterattack with a mezzo mandritto to the sword hand. When the enemy redoubles with the fendente, extend into Guardia di Testa to parry the blow, and riposte with a mandritto to the leg or face.
(Libro 1, Capitolo 22)

Slip, Parry And Riposte Against Passing Thrust And Mandritto Combination
When the enemy passes forward with the left foot and extends the thrust, pass back with the right foot ending in Cingiara Porta di Ferro. When the enemy redoubles with the mandritto or other blow, pass forward with the right foot, parrying the blow with a falso, and then riposting with riverso to the right leg. For your safety, redouble with a thrust to the face from below your buckler.
(Libro 4, Capitolo 4)

Parry And Slip Against The Redoubled Thrust Combination
When the enemy extends the thrust, pass back with the right foot and turn your sword hand to intercept the_thrust. When the enemy redoubles with another thrust, leap back with a lively jump back to avoid the blow, ending in Coda Lunga Stretta.
(Libro 4, Capitolo 4)

Parry, Stop Thrust And Riposte Against Thrust and Mandritto Combination
When the enemy passes with the left foot extending the thrust, parry this with your true edge. When the enemy redoubles with the mandritto, stifle the blow by extending with a thrust that ends in Guardia di Faccia. Redouble by sliding your right foot to your left, and throw a riverso to the right thigh, followed by a stoccata to the face. For your safety, leap backwards ending in Coda Lunga Stretta.
(Libro 4, Capitolo 5)

Parry Riposte Against The Thrust And Riverso To Head Combination
When the enemy passes with the left foot extending the thrust, parry this with your true edge. When the enemy redoubles with the riverso to the head, pass back with your right foot, parrying with your true edge and defending the head with your buckler. Riposte by passing right throwing a mandritto to the left thigh. For your defence pass back with the right foot, turning the sword hand into Coda Lunga Stretta and continue stepping back, ending in Coda Lunga Stretta.
(Libro 4, Capitolo 5)

Parry Riposte Against The Thrust And Riverso To Leg Combination
When the enemy passes with the left foot extending the thrust, parry this with your true edge. When the enemy redoubles with the riverso to the leg, pass left and parry with the true edge, turning the point towards the ground. Riposte with a thrust to the flank, and then take yourself back with a jump, or with three or four paces, ending in Coda Lunga Stretta.
(Libro 4, Capitolo 5)

General Defences Against Attacks

Buckler Parry And Riposte With Slip Against Head Blows
When the enemy throws a blow to the head, defend the blow with your buckler. Riposte by slipping the right foot back to the left, throwing a montante that end in Guardia Alta.
(Libro 2, 1st Assault)

Cutting To Guardia d’Alicorno Against Thrusts, Mandritti And Riverso
When the enemy throws a stoccata or mandritto or riverso, ward the blows by turning up into Guardia d’Alicorno in the manner in which you would throw a falso traversale, extending you buckler forward to defend the head, and the buckler not moving beyond Guardia Faccia. Return to Coda Lunga Stretta.
(Libro 4, Capitolo 7)

Defence Against Attacks Initiated With Mandritto

Counterattack Against The Mandritto To The Head
When the enemy throws the mandritto to the head, pass back with your right foot and counterattack to the sword arm with a mandritto that ends in Cingiaria Porta di Ferro, defending the head with your buckler. For your safety, pass back with the left foot turning the sword hand to end in Coda Lunga Stretta.
(Libro 4, Capitolo 6)

Parry Riposte Against The Mandritto To The Leg
When the enemy throws the mandritto to your right leg, pass left and parry with a falso from below the buckler. Riposte with a riverso to the right leg, and redouble with a stoccata to the face. For your safety, leap backwards, and then you can step forward with the right foot, returning to Coda Lunga Stretta.
(Libro 4, Capitolo 7)


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