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Thrusting through the Angled Sword – Video Assessment

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Thrusting through the Angled Sword – Video Assessment

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. Two thrusts starting from porta di ferro against a sword angled to your left.
  2. Two thrusts starting from dente al cinghiara against a sword angled to your right.
  3. Two thrusts starting from dente al cinghiara against a high sword (finestra) angled to your right.
  4. Two thrusts starting from porta di ferro against a high sword (finestra) angled to your left.

Be sure to:

  • start your approach from out of measure
  • lead with the crossing of your sword as you approach the opponent
  • find the sword as you enter┬ámeasure
  • continue to cross the sword as you strike, gaining all three advantages
  • walk smoothly, always keep your body and feet turned to the opponent

Compare your video to the master video and confirm the following details: