Fiore dei Liberi: Flos Duellatorum, 1410 (Pisani-Dossi, F. Novati, Bergamo, 1902)
 1 abrazare - grappling
 1.1 gioco de magistro primo - first master plays
 1.1.5 gioco cinquo - fifth play - boar's tooth inside and face twist to iron gate

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Per la presa che io ho desoura e ti desota
Faro che la testa in terra ti sera rota.
Because of this hold I have above and from below you
From which I'll turn your head towards the dark ground.

Interpretation: The couplet illustrates a similar intent as the previous play, in which the grab by the zugagore is met with his demise with his being thrown to the earth once again. The second line of the couplet reveals a hint with regards to turning the head of the zugadore to facilitate the throw down. Click on the images view a larger image of the same.

Application: The play depicted in the illustration is similar in numerous ways to the fourth play, except the zugagore has grabbed the waist/hip of the scholar as opposed to grabbing the waist with one hand, and the second hand grabbing the shoulder. In this case, the scholar will deploy his right arm to create a compression of the zugagore's right arm, as it was done in the previous play. The difference here is that the left hand is used to attack the face of the zugagore and push back to create space between the scholar and the zugagore. Once a bit of space is created, the twisting of the head clockwise towards the scholar right, while pulling in the zugagore's hip will create a shearing motion of his body, resulting in an extremely destabilizing motion and finally being taken down to the ground.

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