sabato 11 ottobre 2008

LATIN DRILLS FOR THE TRAININGS

Mandata captate: Literally, “observe the orders.” This is the command we use for “attention!” You stand straight, eyes front, shield held by its grip in the left hand, pilum held vertically in the right first just below the square block.

Laxate: “At ease.” You may set your shield down and rest the butt spike of your pilum on the ground. No slouching or chattering, though!

Ad gladium, clina: [cleena] To the right (sword side), face! Push off with your left toe, pivot on your right heel, and turn smartly to the right.

Ad scutum, clina: To the left (shield side), face! Reverse of the above.

Accelera: Speed up.

Tarda: Slow down

Sta: Halt. Stop on the second step after the command is uttered.

Dimitto: Dismissed.