Last night's was a small class - this is normal after a bank holiday weekend. I think people get confused about which day they are in. Despite this, SG1 saw the return of an old stalwart in the form of one of Schola best known fighting ladies - Serena. And Sarah was back as well, getting ready for taking Dijon by storm. And she brought friends, so we had 3 new people visit us.
During class we went through the basic options available from the gioco largo and stretto crosses, both the direct thrust and resulting volta if this is defended against, and also the inside line grabs and wraps. Once we had revised and refined these then we went free-form, the attacker giving a simple fendente dritto and the defender doing whatever they liked. We finished off the class with complete free-form, like sparring, but at 1/3 speed. This threw up some interesting questions and counters.
The other three of us who are going to Dijon tried to cram in some sparring practice at the end of class. Simon and Gavin went at it with much hand-hitting abandon and I was pleased with my cambio di punta attempts against Paul's ever-present posta breve.
The session was concluded and we retired to the pub, as per usual.