Primary Guards with Longsword

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32 topics, 77 min video
Sample: 2.2 Countering Posta di Donna's Defenses

We will be working through all of the primary poste of the longsword looking at both how to employ their most direct actions and how to best approach and defeat them. We begin with posta di donna (woman’s guard).

We continue our work on longsword guards and countering them by examining two different low poste: porta di ferro (iron gate) with the sword low on the right and dente al cinghiara (boar’s tooth) with the sword low on the left.

Finishing this course we examine posta longa and breve (the long/short guard) and use its forward point to both threaten and deceive our opponent.

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