Fiores version of hangenort

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Fiores version of hangenort

Postby ASP » 20 Dec 2008 23:18

In some of Fiores plays he uses a defence that looks very much like a hangenort, does anybody know the italian name for that defence?
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Postby admin » 21 Dec 2008 13:36

Sorry, he does not. But I realise why you may think that from just looking at the pictures. Actually he crosses blades with the point up and let's the point rotate downwards from the force of a strong blow - from someone who strikes very strongly. He calls this play the 'colpi di villano' because the opponent strikes like a peasant. You have the same concept in German treatises.
Fiore does not initially cross with the point downwards.
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Postby ASP » 27 Dec 2008 05:44

Thanks for the help!

Colpi di villano it is then. I heard another term called "Coverti", could that be another name for the same defence?
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Postby admin » 27 Dec 2008 21:53

Coverta just means cover - parry - and is applied to any crossing of the blade which defends you. Coverti is the plural - 'covers'.
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