Simply reversed for reves. Like rule 4 it stops in a high guard between the two cuts.

Basically this is simply an exercise to circle around with infinity cuts. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. This is done with alternation between tajo and reves. (Rule 3) Third Rule: Surrounded in a Somewhat Narrow Street from behind and in front and How to Grip the Montante: This time you cut to the side you are not traveling and then thrust to the side you are, the thrust therefor goes up high into a momentary hanging guard to deliver the cut. It remains an interpretive exercise for all who read it. This way your cut is threatening those behind you and your thrust is clearing a way to the direction you are moving in. Hold Montante with right hand close to quillions and left close to pommel (still don’t know what he means by this as this is how you grip a sword duh?) Attacked on one side: Variant where you simply step with your right foot left and right while delivering alternating thrusts in one direction as you are not surrounded and do not need to threaten the other side of the street/alley. This seems to be done with the left leg only moving to enable you to step in another kind of rotation as you end up truly stepping to the left with the nails-down thrust. 2 (DVD), Advanced Longsword: Form and Function Vol. It is effectively two tajo an two reves. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. (Rule 1) Two Montantes: Godinho considers it bad advice to advise cutting with the montante against other montantes. Unable to add item to List. ). It is not explicitly horizontal and so might be inferred to be diagonal. At beginning you step on cloak to keep it in place and to keep yourself to it. I have an Arts degree majoring in History and Ancient History and created this blog at the time, for that Degree. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. You deliver alternating taho and reves that do not pass or fly towards the rear so to avoid the person behind you. Nails down against an attack to your right, nails up to an attack on your left. This advice assuming the student is right-handed. First Chapter on the Montante and Declarations About It: You are advised to carry the montante without a cloak and even without a sheath. Tim Rivera has been researching, studying, and translating texts on Spanish swordplay since 2008, concentrating on the older and common styles from the 15th - 17th century.

Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. This tajo then rolls to a nails-up thrust on the left side with a step to the left which ends up with the back facing the other wall. He does mention cuts but they seem to line up thrusts. Godinho's instructions also includes the longest known text on the use of the montante, or two-handed sword, a devastating weapon that was used by soldiers and body-guards, in duels and battlefields, in crowded … ( Log Out /  (Rule 10) Tenth Rule: Surrounded in a Plaza, Field or Street: Four passing steps (no more than five), a tajo each step. The Medieval Dagger Vol. Although written after Jerónimo Sánchez de Carranza developed the Verdadera Destreza, Godinho's terminology and techniques appear to align with surviving fragments of the esgrima común ("common fencing") of earlier Iberian masters such as Jaime Pons, Pedro de la Torre, and Francisco Román.
(Rule 8) Rule Eight: Guarding a Cloak: Same as previous except instead of a circle the attack is a tajo and a reves with a change in direction. (Rule 9) Ninth Rule: Having People in Front in a Wide Street: Seems to be two crossover steps with as many tajos and reves you can manage (which should be two per step). As many tajo as steps, three listed, no more than four. You will cut at the shieldsman’s legs and then let it carry through to a faux-thrust with the point angled low, more towards the floor than the opponent’s face so as to deter them from slipping under it. The work includes instructions for the single sword, a long-bladed, cut & thrust weapon taught alone and with the use of the shield, buckler, dagger, and cape, as well as paired with a second sword.