Monthly Archives: May 2012

Capoferro Chapter 4 – Measure

Capoferro defines measure as the distance between the point of the sword and the adversaries body. He has several named measures, which I will try to enumerate. Strettissma Misura: The narrowest measure is actually begun from a wide measure, wherein … Continue reading

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Alternate Embellishment for Manciolino

Tom Leoni has a different embellishment than the one found in Swanger’s translation. 0.  Lift a montante into Guardia Alta (unless you are already there), ensuring that you are with your right foot forward—if you are not, pass back with … Continue reading

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The First Assault of Antonio Manciolino – Part 1

It is no coincidence that this bears a resemblance to the first assault of Marozzo, as they share the same tradition and it is quite possible that Antonio Manciolino and Achille Marozzo even shared the same teacher. The quoted portions … Continue reading

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Starting over with Marozzo

I have found a newer translation by Academie Duello that makes a lot more sense but yet is significantly different. All the time I spent trying to interpret and memorize is not completely wasted, but much will have to be … Continue reading

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Marozzo – Assault 1 Part 1 Sequence B

This sequence starts and ends with Alta on the right. Numbering continues from before. Sequence B 9. Coda Lunga e Distesa [Right-back] Now cut with a fendente against the rim of the brochiero with your right foot back and the … Continue reading

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Marozzo – Assault 1 Part 1 Sequence A

This begins my attempt to interpret Marozzo’s first assault. In order to better describe and remember the steps I had to invent names for some of the transitional positions he uses. Becca Brochiero – Baldric Buckler: Like Becca Cesa and … Continue reading

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