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By this time the student should be comfortable with teaching zugadore and compagni and scolari minore; and will begin teaching some of the scolari as they work on their integration work. Coaching skills are now introduced. 


Having demonstrated integration of the foundational material and the zogho largo principles such that the combatant may be seen to be using recognizeable Fiorean techniques in sparring and competition, it is now time to return for a module of knowledge study (though sparring must continue in an effort to continually refine techniques, tactics, and character). 


The curriculum is now Fiore's zogho stretto, a more complicated and difficult to pin down set of techniques for use in close, where grappling or abrazzare might be entered into. To set the stage, the combatant should work on falling in and out of armour, not necessarily mirroring Eastern techniques but demonstrating safety in different types of falls and rolls.


They will study Fiore's abrazzare, and likely some of the daga plays, though the focus will be on the stretto plays. Handling the sixteen different plays and, ideally, some of the variants, is a sizeable enough task. 


The student should continue their reading, adding two to three more works. The student should now be referring regularly to the original manuscript, developing a familiarity with the plays not only as distilled by the SSG instructors, but in their original, muddy order, with magistri, remedii, contra-remedii and contra-contra remedii a part of the knowledge base. 

Testing is as a knowledge level, so no tournament demonstration is required. It is adviseable, but not required, that some of the daga plays be demonstrated also.  


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