Photos from fencing practice

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A few pics from this evening’s practice, where we played with big swords. We practiced Monte’s first two blows of the levata:

  1. A montante with a forward pass, followed by a reverso montante with a rearward pass of the same foot.

  2. A montante that you convert into a guida with a traverse step of the right foot, to circumvent the party.

Finally we drilled the third blow, 2 reverso montantes, the 1st on the left foot, the 2nd with a pass and return of the right foot.

The use of the rattan wasters definitely helped give a greater sense of how the techniques work with Monte-scale swords. Folks, well done on working hard and making progress, it was good to see.