Fiore's Terms and Pronunciation
Italian Pronunciation Short Form English Type Explaination
Passo pAY-so Pass Footwork A step with the rear foot moving forward, NOT turning the hips
Acresare ah-cray-SAW-ray Advance Footwork A step sliding the front foot forward, draggin the read up behind
Dicresare deh-cray-SAW-ray Retreat Footwork A step sliding the read foot backwards, dragging the front foot back
Volta Stabile VOL-tah stah-BILL Stable turn Footwork A Turn of the Body, swivel on the balls of the feet
Mezza Volta MEH-zah VOL-tah Half turn Footwork A Turn of the Body, compass the rear foot turning the body to face a moving opponent
Tutta Volta TOO-tah VOL-tah Whole turn Footwork A Turn of the Body, step the rear foot forward 
Posta Porta di Ferro POE-stah PORT-ah dee FEAR-oh Porta Guard of the Iron Gate Unarmed Guards  
Posta Longa POE-stah LONG-ah Longa Long Guard Unarmed Guards  
Posta Dente di Zenghiaro POE-stah DEN-tay dee chin-GAH-ray Dente Guard of the Boar's Tooth Unarmed Guards  
Posta Fontale POE-stah fron-TALL-ay Frontale Guard of the Front Unarmed Guards  
Posta Tutta Porta di Ferro POE-stah TUT-ah PORT-ah dee FEAR-oh Tutta Porta Guard of the Full Iron Gate Longsword Guards
Posta Mezza Portia di Ferro POE-stah MEZ-ah PORT-ah dee FEAR-oh Mezza Porta Guard of the Middle Iron Gate Longsword Guards
Posta di Donna POE-stah dee DON-ah Donna Guard of the Woman Longsword Guards
Posta di Donna Sinestra POE-stah dee DON-ah sin-ES-trah Sinestra Guard of the Woman Left Longsword Guards
Posta di Donna Soprano POE-stah dee DON-ah so-PRAH-noe Soprano Guard of the Woman High Longsword Guards
Posta Breve POE-stah BREV-ay Breve Short Guard Longsword Guards
Posta Longa POE-stah LONG-ah Longa Long Guard Longsword Guards
Posta Dente di Zenghiaro POE-stah DEN-tay dee chin-GAH-ray Dente Guard of the Boar's Tooth Longsword Guards
Posta Fontale POE-stah fron-TALL-ay Frontale Guard of the Front Longsword Guards
Posta Coda di Longa POE-stah COE-dah dee LONG-ah Coda Guard of the Long Tail Longsword Guards
Fendente  fen-DEN-tay     Sword Cuts Cutting DOWN
Sotano so-TAHN-oh     Sword Cuts Cutting UP
Mezani meh-ZHAN-ee     Sword Cuts Cutting SIDEWAYS
Colpo COLE-poe   Cut Sword Cuts A sword cut with the edge
Punte PUN-tay   Thrust Sword Cuts A sword thrust with the point
Ellefante el-eh-FAHN-tay Elephant Animals Staying balanced and stable, a strong fighting platform
Cervino ser-VEEN-oh Lynx Animals Keeping things simple and thinking with clairity
Tigro TEE-grow Tiger Animals Moving quickly and deliberately
Lione lee-OH-nay Lion Animals Showing courage and strength of heart
Misura Larga miz-ER-ah LAR-gah   Large Measure Misc One turn of the boday and a thrust into Long, that distance away from your opponent
Prese PREH-say   Grab Misc Grabbing the opponent's sword blade or hilt
Rebattamento re-bah-ta-MEN-toe   Set Aside Misc Knocking away the opponent's sword
Redoppiandio re-do-pee-AHN-doe   Redouble Misc Strikign the back of the opponent's sword to chase it away