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Fiore Guards

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Updated 2007-03-10 08:07

Summary

The twelve guards for the longsword in Flower of Battle (1409) by Fiore dei Liberi.

Fiore Guards

ItalianEnglish
Mezzano Porta di FerroHalf Iron Door
Posta Coda LongaTail Guard
Posta FalconeFalcon Guard
Posta Finestra DestraRight Window Guard
Posta Finestra SinestraLeft Window Guard
Posta BreveShort Guard
Posta Frontale o CoronaFrontal or Crown Guard
Posta di DonnaGuard of the Woman
Dente di ChinghiareBoar's Tooth
Posta LongaLong Guard
Posta di BicornaTwo-Horned Guard
Tutta Porta di FerroFull Iron Door
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Guardia Progression Drill

The Guardia Progression Drill for learning the guards at the Chicago Swordplay Guild. Use matching mode.
StepGuard
1Mezzano Porta di Ferro = Half Iron Door
2Posta Coda Longa = Tail Guard
3Posta Falcone = Falcon Guard
4Posta Finestra Destra = Right Window Guard
5Posta Finestra Sinestra = Left Window Guard
6Posta Breve = Short Guard
7Posta Frontale o Corona = Frontal or Crown Guard
8Posta di Donna = Guard of the Woman
9Dente di Chinghiare = Boar's Tooth
10Posta Longa = Long Guard
11Posta di Bicorna = Two-Horned Guard
12Tutta Porta di Ferro = Full Iron Door
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Qualities of the Guards

Question Answer
StabileHalf Iron Door, Tail, Short, Boar's Tooth
InstabileWindow, Crown, Long, Two-Horned
PulsatinaFalcon, Woman's, Full Iron Door
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