MANCIOLINO BOOK 5 CONTENT
Sword and cape
Sword and Dagger
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Sword and Rotella
GIOCO DI SPADA E DI ROTELLA
You値l place yourself in a corner of the room with the sword in the hand and the rotella on the arm with all the gracefulness you can muster. And if you want to attack your enemy, you値l traverse with the left foot towards his right side, stepping forward with the right foot and during this stepping, you値l do a falso and a mandritto, so that your sword settles to Porta Di Ferro Larga, and for the feet, the left foot follows the right one. Then you値l guide the right foot somewhat towards his left side and then the left foot with a long step and in this time you値l do falso and riverso so that the right foot follows the left and the sword goes to Coda Lunga Alta. Then you値l pass [step] the left foot somewhat towards his right side stepping with the right foot with a long step forward and doing a falso and a mandritto in the meantime. After, the sword will settle into Porta Di Ferro Larga and the left foot will follow the right one. Then, stepping the right foot somewhat towards his left side and after with the left in front [in advanced position] with large pace, you値l do a falso and riverso, the right foot will follow the left backward and the sword will be placed into Coda Lunga Alta, and so you値l have come to the play. But wishing to start the fight with the enemy already near, close,. you値l push a stoccata with the left foot in advanced position. Then you値l gather the said left foot behind the right, letting the sword become drawn back, and immediately you値l traverse with the right foot forward acting as if you were going to give him a mandritto on the head, but as he lifts his rotella for fear of this said blow, you値l choose to do one of these two things, you値l reach his leg with a riverso or passing with the left foot forward you値l give him a stoccata to the flank moving out of his way with a jump backward, but to ward yourself from the aforementioned riverso, you値l retreat with the right foot backward, throwing a falso under your rotella and there you can be safe from your enemy counterthrust. And then you値l stretch out your sword arm , getting back to coda lunga. Then you値l guide your left foot towards his left side and then with the right foot in front [forwarded/advanced], throwing him a falso and a mandritto on the sword hand, so that it will finally settle into porta di ferro larga and the left leg follows the right, then you値l traverse with the right foot towards his right side, and then with the left forwarded with a broad step and in this time you値l do falso and riverso on his sword arm so that the right foot follow the left. Then immediately, retreating the left foot next to the right, you値l push a punta with the right foot in the advanced position, which goes on the face of the enemy. Then you値l act as if you were going to give him a riverso and however you値l reach his advanced leg with a mandritto and you値l make that your sword settles into Porta Di Ferro Larga and that your rotella is a good shield for your head. Then you値l guide the left foot towards his side [though he fails to state which side] in this similar pass you can ward from the enemy痴 blow with the rotella throwing him a riverso on the thigh, and your right foot has to follow the left. Then quickly to ward yourself you値l thrust him a stoccata on the flank moving away with a jump backward and you値l pass with the right foot a large step forward and meanwhile you値l push him a punta on the face, accompanied by a riverso on the thigh. This done, you値l guide the left foot towards his right side, throwing the sword falso under your rotella and in this way you値l ward from the mandritto that your enemy could throw you, you giving him a riverso across the forwarded thigh. Then you値l flee back with the left foot backward going with the sword to Guardia Di Faccia so you値l be warded by the enemy blow. Then you値l pass with your left foot towards his right side and in the same way with the right pushing him a punta on the face and throwing a mandritto on the leg. Which settles into Porta Di Ferro Larga so that the left foot follows the right backward. Then you値l pass with the right foot towards his right side and then forward with the left doing at the same time a falso and a riverso so that the sword settles well drawn back into Coda Lunga. Then you値l throw the right leg behind or next the left, and immediately you値l pass the left foot in front, lifting your rotella and injuring his face with a falso, then you値l flee with the left foot backward throwing him a riverso on the face and retreat at the same way with the right thrusting a punta from below your rotella, which goes to Guardia Di Faccia, then you値l stretch out your sword arm placing yourself in Coda Lunga Alta. But if your enemy threw any blows you値l give him a falso on the sword arm from below your rotella and immediately you値l go back to your guard. Then you値l thrust him a stoccata with the left foot (placed) forward retreating this foot after the right and the sword going entended backward. And immediately you値l step forward with the right foot advanced hurting his head with a fendente, which then settles into Porta Di Ferro Larga. Then you値l gather the right foot behind or next the left one. And as he wants to make a sign of doing any blows , passing with the right foot further than the one with the falso, you値l ward yourself injuring his head or his front leg with a riverso and to shield yourself you値l retreat with your right foot backward thrusting a punta under your rotella which goes to guardia di faccia and there you can be safe from his blow, then placing yourself in the aforementioned guardia Coda Lunga Alta. Then you値l push a punta on the face with the right foot in front and when you want to do it make sure that the enemy has his right foot in front. Then going/passing with the left towards his right side you値l throw him a mandritto on the leg, making sure that the rotella provides a good shield for the head, in order that the right foot follows the left. Then you値l thrust him a stoccata on the face moving away with a jump backward, and so you値l place yourself in the said guard. But if by any chance, he threw a mandritto, or a fendente on the head, you値l step with the right foot towards his right side thrusting him a punta on the face from under you rotella, the said punta has to go as far as the Guardia Di Faccia so that it will make a little under your sword, with that there warding the enemy blow. Then immediately you値l step with the left foot towards his right side injuring his front leg with a riverso so that the right foot follows the left, and to ward yourself you値l push him a stoccata on the face moving away with a jump backward, and finally in the said Guardia Coda Lunga Alta you値l place yourself. And if he wanted to reach your leg with a mandritto, stepping with the right foot in front, you値l throw the falso of the sword under your rotella and so you値l be warded from that blow injuring him with a riverso on the forwarded leg as response, then to ward yourself you値l flee with your right foot backward pushing a punta from under your rotella, which has to go to Guardia Di Faccia. And in the same way retreating the left foot you値l give him a mandritto in the guise of a fendente, which settles into Porta Di Ferro Stretta. Then you値l thrust a punta with the left foot in front and then you値l pass forward with the right foot towards his left side injuring his head or leg with a mandritto that will come to Porta Di Ferro Stretta and the left foot has to follow the right one. Then you値l gather your right foot backward placing yourself in Coda Lunga Alta. And when he wants to reach your head with a mandritto, you値l ward it with the rotella doing a half turn with your person without foot movement, and then you値l give him a half mandritto on his sword arm, so that [you] will rest in Cingiara Porta Di Ferro, and immediately you値l traverse with the right foot in front throwing a falso upward to his swordhand, accompanied by a riverso on the thigh and you値l settle your sword to Coda Lunga Stretta with the right foot in front and in this guard he can稚 throw you any blows without injuring himself, and i don稚 consider anything else better than this guard in the present play.
Provided in this way the fight, and wishing to go back to, before: you値l gather backward the right foot doing falso and mandritto, so that the sword settles into Cingiara Porta Di Ferro. Then retreating the left foot in the same way, you値l do falso and riverso settling in Coda Lunga Stretta, and with the right stepping backward you値l play again falso and mandritto so that the sword settles in Porta Di Ferro and finally putting back the left foot behind the right you値l strech out the sword arm recovering in Coda Lunga Alta you値l be back to the place where you started from.
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