Fiore dei Liberi: Flos Duellatorum, 1410 (Pisani-Dossi, F. Novati, Bergamo, 1902)
 1 abrazare - grappling
 1.2 gioco de magistro secundo - second master plays
 1.2.1 gioco primo - first play - elbow push and around to iron gate

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Le man al uolto si t'ò ben poste
Che de altre prese ti faro le mostre.
The upturned hand is a good position
Which the other grip I play you as shown.

Interpretation: This play now moves into the area of counters. Although the scholar is not depicted wearing a crown, signifying a remedy master, using the Getty's version of the treatise, we will follow the pattern as defined in the Getty's, and refer to these plays as the second master. Fiore writes in the first line of the couplet that the zugagore has achieved a good hold onto the face of the scholar/master. However, in the second line of the couplet, he reveals that another grip (prese) can be used to counter the face attack, as the illustration depicts with a lift at the elbow of the zugagore. Click on the images view a larger image of the same.

Application: The play illustrates another application of dente di zengchiar in which the scholar/master has his face being attacked, and being aware of the various queues, counters the attack with an attack to the zugadore's elbow by applying a dente di zengchiar, raising the elbow up, across the scholar/master's face in a clock-wise direction, and around in order to twist the body of the zugadore thus releasing the face attack. This movement must be deployed with high energy, and which should achieve an improved positioning by placing the scholar/master behind the zugadore enabling the scholar/master to deploy other offensive strikes to the zugadore.

example applications
Section Play Carta
abrazare 6 click to view the video  Training Video: Face Push => Elbow Push

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