Fiore dei Liberi: Flos Duellatorum, 1410 (Pisani-Dossi, F. Novati, Bergamo, 1902)
 1 abrazare - grappling
 1.4 gioco de bastoncello - baton plays
 1.4.1 gioco primo - first play - neck lock and throw

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Cum un bastoncello Io collo t'o ligato
Se non temeto in terra ayne bon merchato.
With a baton I have tied around your neck
If I don't take you to the ground then you will have the better deal.

Interpretation: This transition play before the daga section, depicts the zugadore with a baton around his neck. The second line of the couplet clearly indicates that the intent of the scholler is to pull the zugadore to the ground. Click on the images view a larger image of the same.

Application: The scholler using the baton, is depicted as tieing up the neck of the zugadore with his arms crossed to create a very strong tie. The scholler would then proceed to pull the zugadore to the ground by essentially returning to the porta de ferro posta.

example applications
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