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In this course you'll learn how to approach an opponent who holds their sword back, attack their position, and find safe ways to continue the offense.
Prerequisite: This course assumes the knowledge of the three Sidesword Fundamentals courses.
Gioco Largo (“wide play”) refers to situations where the opponent’s weapon is withdrawn and presents the capacity to strike with a larger movement, often a cut.
Attacking the Guards: We will examine the guards our opponent stands in and approach them with a plan of attack. Using proper blade mechanics we are able to strike our blow while defending ourselves against their simple attack to us.
Bind Pressures: It is imperative that when the blades bind together we sense the intent of the opponent and respond correctly and immediately. This gives us the opportunity to continue our offensive no matter their response.
Stringere: We will apply stringere (strategic pressure) to the opponent in order to lead them away from attacking and toward defending. When they move to defend, we will preempt their defenses and continue our own offensive.