Controtempo in Neapolitan Rapier & Dagger (Fioretto Luca Basile)

The weapon combination of rapier & dagger is the foundation of the didactic of the Neapolitan School. This movement, stretching between XVII-XVIII centuries, changed fencing with its new ideas and concepts still present in today fencing methodology.
Starting from guards and footwork, we will have a look into some of the devices used to stimulate the counteroffensive actions of our opponent, in order to apply the controtempo, making, as the Neapolitan fencing masters said, “possible the impossible”.

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