The Encyclopaedia of Sport and Games Volume 2

The Encyclopaedia of Sport and Games Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...A thrust or prod is not called riposte when delivered after the parry has been eluded; it is only so named when the parry has been effective and has cast off the antagonist's point. 2 Vhen parrying quarte or tierce, as has been said before, the point must be on a level with the eye and sometimes still higher. quarte, if the adversary presses on the blade, so that the blades cannot quit each other lower the point and turn the finger nails upwards simultaneously, and advance the hand slightly higher than in the previous riposte, keeping a good opposition to the left. After the parry in tierce, to deliver the direct riposte quitting blades: lower the point with a pressure of the thumb, turning the finger nails upwards, and extend the arm. In this riposte the hand must be slightly higher than in the riposte after quarte, as the stroke passes over the antagonist's arm or blade. The riposte, without quitting blades (by opposition), is made in the same manner, only with a stronger opposition to the right. After the parry in seconde, to give the direct riposte, quitting blades or by opposition: loosen the three last fingers so as to bring the point into the direction of the opponent's body as if your blade sprang off his, keeping a strong opposition to the right. After the parry in septime, to riposte in the direct line: drop the point immediately, as if your blade sprang off the other (loosening the fingers slightly) in order to clear the opponent's hand, and direct the point to his body, with a delicate pressure of all the fingers bringing the blade horizontal; if necessary, the hand must be slightly lowered, but never lower than the point. How to protect Oneself against the above Ripostes.--VVhen partying a riposte the...show more

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  • Paperback | 270 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 485g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236775678
  • 9781236775672