Swords Treatise III
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An excerpt from the 7th chapter titled "The art of defense in a duel":
The stance which I call "supporting stance" will help you out in a duel if you are forced to act defensively. For instance when your opponent has a strength, speed or maneuverability advantage.
For starters, pay close attention to your posture and footwork. If you need to parry a strike from the left side, shift your right leg forward, bending it slightly in the knee. The other leg should firmly remain in the original position. For this stance to work properly, you need to learn how to maintain balance in this position.
Then you need to stretch your arms forward, point of the blade aiming downwards. Your wrists should be slightly below your eye level, the leading hand's thumb pointed at the ground.
In this stance you should be able to easily deflect strikes from every direction. Don't be afraid to perform a counter if you spot an opportunity and remember - a persistent attacker, sooner or later, will get through your passive defenses.
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