Here begin the powerful plays of the backhand attack,
Through which many have been killed.
And the plays of my scholars will follow,
And so we begin the defense to the backhand attack.
[8b-a] Qui comença zoghi de man riuerssa, zoghi forti;
Per tali zoghi non sauer asay ne sono morti:
E li zoghi li mie scholari seguirano
E pur de parte riuerssa començarano.
If you want to take his dagger and you wish to attack him at the body, thus fall in with your right hand at his arm and with the left hand against it at the back and drop him with the dagger and during the drop then place in your right arm under on his hand and break his dagger downwards away over the arm.
[30r-a] Wiltw aim den degen nemen der dich bey dem Leib an stechen will so fall Im mit deiner Rechten handt Inn sein arm vnd ruck dan die lincken handt wider vnd fall Im In den degen vnd in dem fallen so setz dein Rechten arm vntten an sein handt vnd prich Im den degen vnter sich vber den arm auss