Guardia di Testa

The Described Offensive Plays For Guardia di Testa

Offences Initiated With Thrust

Offensive Combination Using Thrust / Tramazzone Combination
Extend a thrust to his face and redouble with a tramazzone.
(Libro 1, Capitolo 5)

Offensive Action With Montante Thrust
Pass with the right foot, throwing a montante thrust that ends in Guardia Alta. Slip the right foot back to the left.
(Libro 2, 3rd Assault)

Offences Initiated With Mandritto

Offensive Combination Using Mandritto
Throw a mandritto to his face, or flanks, or to his leg.
(Libro 1, Capitolo 5)

Offensive Combination Using Mandritto Feint / Riverso Combination
Throw a mandritto feint, but hit with a riverso.
(Libro 1, Capitolo 5)

Offensive Combination Using Redoubled Mandritti
Throw two mandritti.
(Libro 1, Capitolo 5)

Offensive Action With Mandritto On The Retreat
From a left foot forward stance, pass back with the left foot, throwing mezzo mandritto to the sword hand that ends in Porta di Ferro Larga.
(Libro 2, 3rd Assault)

Offences Initiated With Fendente

Offensive Action With Fendente
From a left foot forward stance, pass right, throwing fendente to the head that ends in Porta di Ferro Stretta.
(Libro 2, 2nd Assault)

Offences Initiated With Tramazzone

Offensive Combination Using A Tramazzone Feint / Mandritto Combination
Feint with a tramazzone and strike him with a mandritto.
(Libro 1, Capitolo 5)

The Described Defensive Plays For Guardia di Testa

Defences Against Actions Initiated With Thrust

Parry And Counterattack Against Thrust / Tramazzone Combination
Parry enemy’s thrust with the sword. When he turns tramazzoni at you, you will put your sword hand under your buckler, directing the point of your sword toward the enemy’s hand.
(Libro 1, Capitolo 6)

Defences Against Actions Initiated With Mandritto

Slip And Riposte Against Mandritto
As enemy cuts mandritto, pass back to Coda Lunga Alta. Riposte with a thrust to his face, stepping forward with your right foot into large pace, redoubling in this tempo with a mandritto to the face.
(Libro 1, Capitolo 6)

Slip And Riposte Against Mandritto Feint / Riverso Combination
As enemy throws mandritto, extend into Guardia di Faccia. Against the redoubled riverso, either high or low, parry with your sword and riposte with a mandritto as best suits.
(Libro 1, Capitolo 6)

Counterattack, Parry And Riposte Against Redoubled Mandritti
Counterattack the first mandritto with a mezzo mandritto to the enemy’s sword hand, ending in Porta di Ferro Stretta. Parry the second mandritto with a falso, riposte with a descending mandritto to his face, passing with the right foot.
(Libro 1, Capitolo 6)

Defences Against Actions Initiated With Tramazzone

Parry And Else e Fugie Against Tramazzone Feint / Mandritto Combination
Stifle the tramazzone feint with a mandritto, ending in Porta di Ferro Stretta. Parry the following mandritto with a falso, riposting with a riverso to the thigh.
(Libro 1, Capitolo 6)


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