Marozzo Spadone

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Marozzo Spadone

Postby Alex Kiermayer » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:10 am

Steve or anybody else, could you enlighten me on the falso impuntato and the punta in falso? What exactly is the difference and how would you interpret the moves?


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Re: Marozzo Spadone

Postby Steven Reich » Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:02 am

They are somewhat similar.

For the falso impuntato, imagine making a falso dritto from a little out of range so that the strike is sort of a thrust. This is often used to attack "around" a parry or to draw a wider parry.

The punta in falso is often used to describe a thrust with "false edge opposition". For example, making a punta riversa on the outside. This will make a very strong thrust that can be hard to parry and often will require a wider parry as the thrust can also attack "around" the parry. Often, the best parry is a false-edge parry. On the outside, a false-edge parry against a punta in falso might lead to mezzo spada, falso con falso. Alternatively, punta in falso might mean a feinted ("falsed") thrust, although it might mean a feinted false-edge thrust. Unfortunately, none of the masters clearly define this term and it can be a little nebulous what they actually mean.

There's also the punta infalsata which seems to be another form of the term punta in falso.

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Re: Marozzo Spadone

Postby Alex Kiermayer » Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:10 pm

Thanks! I was wondering how to come into the thrust to the outside of Porta di Ferro larga from Guardia di Testa. Circling it on the right under the opponents cross is indeed a possibility.


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Re: Marozzo Spadone

Postby Steven Reich » Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:40 pm

Alex Kiermayer wrote:Thanks! I was wondering how to come into the thrust to the outside of Porta di Ferro larga from Guardia di Testa. Circling it on the right under the opponents cross is indeed a possibility.

Are you looking at the Primo Assalto? If so, make a sort of "plunging punta riversa".

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