Category Archives: Bolognese-Dardi Tradition

Manciolino’s Sword and Buckler: Sotto il Braccio Part 2

Where we last left off, we had the agent throwing a Falso (rising, back-edge cut) from Sotto il Braccio (underarm) in an attempt to thwart his opponent’s expected response. Chapter 11/12, Play 2 Counter The counter to the Falso sounds … Continue reading

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Manciolino’s Sword and Buckler: Sotto il Braccio Part 1

When looking at Sotto il Braccio, also known as Under-Arm or First Ward (MS I.33), the general assumption is that the most natural attack is an upwards diagonal cut with the true edge. Which is why I find it so … Continue reading

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Differences in the Guards between Anonimo Bolognese and other Masters

The translation for Anonimo Bolognese is available as a paid course by Ilkka Hartikainen, so I’m going to avoid full quotes. Spend the 15 bucks, it’s worth it. The order is as presented by Hartikainen (presumably the same as the … Continue reading

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Training Log for Antonio Manciolino Books 1 thru 3

One of the hardest things about working through a drill heavy book such as Manciolino is that it can be hard to keep track of what you’ve worked on.  You may do an drill, then completely forget it the next … Continue reading

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Provocations and Matching Postures

To set the stage, let’s first define what a provocation is in the context of Bolognese fencing. Ideally, a skillful fencer will attack before his opponent settles into a guard. The theory is that he will be less able to … Continue reading

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Anonimo Bolognese (Anonymous Bolognese)

Opera treatises By Anonymous Bolognese means a full-bodied anonymous treatise of a teacher belonging to the Bolognese school . The treaty, which was found after careful research by the Sala d’Arme Achille Marozzo , consists of two books manuscripts containing … Continue reading

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Scholars of Alcala Class Notes – May 22, 2016

Facebook – YouTube – Member’s Site Longsword Today we focused on drills 1 & 2 from our article Longsword – Drills for Pflug/Posta Breve/Porta di Ferro. One of the things we noted is that you don’t necessarily want to make … Continue reading

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