The intention of this exercise is to work on the timing and opportunity to find misura stretta and then to strike a retreating opponent from that measure.
A. Comes to find misura larga
P. Finds or gains stretta via cavatione in the same tempo
A. Retreats giving pressure
P. pursues with a lunge.
- Keeping the body collected - no overextension, keep steps short and crisp, maintain readiness to move.
- Stepping to misura stretta and maintaining the crossing on the lunge
- Moving in tempo. If the Patiente moves out of tempo the Agente will retreat a tempo earlier and will then be out of measure for strike in the pursuit (or conversely they could strike the Patiente as they approach).