Coda lunga

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English long tail

A family of cut-and-thrust guards with the sword outside the body, either to the right or left.


  • Coda lunga e larga: sword angled down
  • Coda lunga e stretta: sword angled up
  • Coda lunga e alta: sword high and angled inward
  • Coda lunga e distesa: sword extended behind; the hand may be turned so that the false edge faces up or to the right.


Marozzo's guardia alta

Attacks from guardia alta

See also

  • Compare to the porta di ferro family of guards, which are all inside the body.