Manciolino’s First Assault

Part A (5 Actions)

Starting position undefined – assumption is standing straight with arms by the sides.

1. Pass right, touch false edge to buckler face and then assume Guardia Alta.

2. Pass left, cutting falso to buckler then assume Guardia di Testa.

3. Let buckler drop to your left thigh, then gather right foot forward passing into Guardia Alta.

4. Pass left throwing a montante and a mandritto, ending in Sopra il Bracchio (passo stretto)

5. Extend into Guardia di Testa, then pass right touching buckler with falso and throwing montante, ending in Guardia Alta.

Embellishment

A. Step forward with right foot and then gather forward the left foot, throwing a fendente that sweeps through and back up into Guardia Alta

B. Step forward with left foot, touching falso to buckler and then extending to Guardia di Testa

C. Pass forward with right foot throwing falso to dome of buckler (point up falso parry) then throw montante up to Guardia Alta as you slip back the right foot.

Part B (7 Actions)

6. Pass right throwing mandritto to Sopra il Bracchio then riverso to Coda Lunga Stretta.

7. Covering head with buckler, throw montante to Guardia Alta, slipping back the right foot.

8. Pass with right foot throwing fendente that end in Guardia Faccia, then pass to the right with your left foot throwing tramazzone that ends in Cingiara Porta di Ferro in passo stretto.

9. Cover head with your buckler and on a pass right throw a falso traversale to the face that ends in Guardia Alta followed by a mandritto to the head or face that ends in Sopra il Braccio in passo largo.

10. Slip back the right foot, then pass right lifting up into Guardia d’Alicorno, throwing a mandritto to the face that ends in Sopra il Braccio (wide pace).

11. Slip back the right foot, then pass right throwing a falso to Guardia di Faccia, redoubling with 2 tramazzoni, ending in Porta di Ferro Stretta.

12. Slip back the right foot throwing a montante to Guardia Alta.

Repeat the Embellishment

Part C (9 Actions)

13. Pass with the right foot throwing a mandritto then slip back to Sopra il Braccio.

14. Pass right throwing a riverso to the face and a riverso to the thigh.

15. Throw an overhand stoccata (hand in 2nd) and then slip back the right foot.

16. Pass with the left foot throwing a punta riversa to the face, then traverse right throwing a rising riverso followed by a falso to the left temple.

17. Pass left throwing a punta riverso to the RHS of the face, followed by a mandritto that ends in Guardia di Faccia (in wide pace).

18. Turn your hand to settle in Coda Lunga Alta.

19. Slip back the left foot, and then pass right throwing a thrust to the face and a riverso to the thigh, ending in Coda Lunga Stretta.

20. Slope pass left, throwing a thrust to the face and a tramazzone to the head ending in Porta di Ferro Stretta.

21. Slip back the right foot whilst throwing a montante that ends in Guardia Alta.

Repeat the Embellishment

Part D (4 Actions)

22. Pass with the right foot throwing a mandritto to Sopra il Braccio, slipping back the right foot.

23. Pass with the right foot throwing a stoccata riversa to the face, then traverse with the left foot throwing tramazzone to the face, and a 2nd trammazone as the right foot traverses right, followed by a thrust as the left foot comes behind ending in Guardia di Faccia.

24. Throw a tramzzone to the head that ends in Porta di Ferro Stretta.

25. Slip back the right foot throwing a montante that ends in Guardia Alta.

Repeat the Embellishment

Part E (4 Actions)

26. Step with the right foot throwing a mandritto to Sotto il Braccio, then slip the right foot back to the left.

27. Pass right throwing a falso that ends in Guardia di Faccia.

28. Pass with the left foot, thrusting to the face with the hand in 2nd, then traverse with the right foot throwing a mandritto feint, then slip the right foot back throwing a riverso to the right temple.

29. Pass back the left foot throwing a mezzo mandritto that end in Guardia di Faccia.

30. Slip the right foot back, assuming Guardia Alta.

Repeat the Embellishment

Part F (The defensive withdrawal – 5 Actions)

31. Pass back with the right foot throwing a mandritto to Sotto il Braccio.

32. Pass back with the left foot throwing a montante on the left to Guardia Alta, and then a montante on the right whilst slipping back the right foot to Guardia Alta.

33. Pass back the right foot throwing a mandritto to Sotto il Bracchio.

34. Untwist the body to your right, whilst bringing your sword out and over your head clockwise into Guardia d’Alicorno.

35. Pass back with the left foot extending a rising stoccata, which continues into Guardia Alta as you slip the right foot back.


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