Like Marozzo, Dall'Agocchie also has an individual progression (Page 11b from his manual).
This is a very good introduction to moving from guard to guard with cuts and a thrust.
I suggest that people start with this if single sword is to be taken up.
For this you will need to know a number of guards and a number of attacks.
Coda lunga e alta
Coda lunga e stretta
cinghiale porta di ferro
Porta di ferro e stretta
Guardia di alicorno
Roverso - tondo, ridoppio and squalimbrato
Mandritto - squalimbrato
- Student comes on guard with the heels together, right toe pointing forward and left toe to the side. Sword is held on the left side with point trailing behind. The legs are straight but the knees not locked.
- Step forward slightly with the right foot as you bring the sword arm forward making a roverso tondo followed by a molinello into a roverso squalimrato and end in the coda lunga e stretta.
- Step with the left foot on a angle to the left as you cut with a falso followed by a mandritto squalimbrato and end in the cinghiale porta di ferro.
- As you complete a dritto stramazzone step forward with the right foot and end in a porta di ferro e stretta.
- As you make a falso step forward with the left foot and finish with a roverso squalimbrato ending in the coda lunga e alta.
- As you throw a roverso ridoppio step forward with the right foot and end in the guardia di alicorno.
- Without stepping thrust an imbroccata ending in the porta di ferro e stretta.
- Step back with the right foot as you make a falso followed by a roverso squalimbrato ending in the coda lunga e alta.
- Throw the left foot back as you throw a mandritto tramazzone ending in the porta di ferro e stretta.
- Step back with the right foot as you throw a dritto tramazzone ending in the cinghiale porta di ferro.
- Retire the left foot back while throwing a falso and a riverso squalimbrato ending in the coda lunga e stretta.
Please refer to my Katas in western martial arts page in the Marozzo section