Fiore dei Liberi: Flos Duellatorum, 1410 (Pisani-Dossi, F. Novati, Bergamo, 1902)
 1 abrazare - grappling
 1.2 gioco de magistro secundo - second master plays
 1.2.2 gioco secondo - second play - wrist grab, arm bar and dislocate

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Per la testa che io o posta soto el tuo braco
In terra ti faro andare cum pocho mio impaco.
For the head I positioned under your arm
To the earth I make you go with little effort of mine.

Interpretation: The couplet is clear, in that the scholar positions his head under the arm of the zugagore while gripping the zugagore's hand with the scholar's left hand. Given the illustration, by virtue of the position of the scholar, he only needs to stand to either damage the shoulder or easily throw the zugagore to the ground. Click on the images view a larger image of the same.

Application: This play depicts the first play in which a possible dislocation of the zugadore's shoulder may occur. The scholar, gripping the right wrist of the zugadore (perhaps from an intended strike by the zugadore), the scholar would extend the arm and while extending and remaining vertical, lower himself to "step" under the arm bar. At this point, once the arm is resting against the back of the scholar's neck, and the grip is still maintained on the wrist, the scholar only needs to stand to cause a possible dislocation. The zugadore in order to save his arm, may become imbalanced which may present to the scholar the zugadore's right leg which can be grabbed by the scholar to aid in the throw.

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