Throughout Europe, masters generally taught a much wider variety of guards than destreza masters, who focused on the so-called \"right angle\", a position with the arm extended directly from the shoulder, forming a straight line from the point of the sword to the left shoulder.
Destreza masters paid close attention to the methods of their contemporary counterparts, both within the Iberian Peninsula and outside. Pacheco specifically argues against the works of many Italian authors in his text Nueva Sciencia (The New Science). Likewise, Thibault's work includes a section aimed at countering the techniques of Salvator Fabris. Francisco Lórenz de Rada's work also contains substantial coverage of how a diestro should oppose an Italian opponent when using sword and dagger. 1e1e36bf2d