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Countering the Breaking – Assessment

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Countering the Breaking – Assessment

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Self-assessment when performing this skill

Create a self-assessment video to compare to the master above. Perform the following actions in the video, repeated twice:

  1. Your partner begins in posta longa. You begin in posta longa, having found the mezza of you partner’s sword on the inside line. Your partner steps forward and breaks your sword to their low inside. Avoid their breaking with a tutta volta, attacking with a covered roverso fendente as they deliver a roverso mezzano. Show appropriate footwork to maintain measure, cover and stability.
  2. Your partner begins in posta longa. You begin in posta longa, having found the mezza of you partner’s sword on the outside line. Your partner steps forward and breaks your sword to their low outside. Avoid their breaking with a tutta volta, attacking with a covered mandritto fendente as they deliver a mandritto mezzano. Show appropriate footwork to maintain measure, cover and stability.