Quadrant Defenses vs Mezzano, Sottano and Thrust with Longsword

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    Lesson 5 & 6: We are continuing to explore defenses from various quadrants against lines of attack this week. The attacks we’re focusing on now are the rising (sottani) and midline (mezzani) blows.

    Lesson 7 & 8: Continuing on our topic of quadrant defenses with the longsword, we now look at how to break and exchange a thrust from the opponent from each of the quadrants.

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