admin wrote:Yes, it looks the same - fascinating, thanks for finding that!
Very interesting that this position keeps cropping up - it seems very basic and instinctive for a person using a cutting weapon (anybody test cutting will use this position, it's used in Asian martial arts and many people use it in sparring - and it is shown all over European, Middle Eastern and Asian art). Yet with the right foot forward it doesn't really appear in medieval fencing systems much at all. It seems to make the sword-arm very vulnerable.
John H wrote: What does Maffani say about that position, if it favorable, negative or just an example of what ‘people do?’ Also interesting that the Destreza version has the arm more ‘forward’ than Maffani’s this definitely shows the weakness of it, while Maffani’s can almost be pulled back and most of the target removed.
John H wrote:It’s obviously a good position to cut from but even with the Sforzi it’s a position you past through quickly and do not linger there long, as well as being ‘relatively’ pulled back to the body as to not expose the arm if I recall correctly.
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