Category Archives: Marozzo

Frank Gao on Guardia d’Intrare

Copied from Facebook, I’m not convinced that Marozzo’s guardia d’intrare is with the true edge turned downward. Ignore the sword in the picture, but look at the hand. The angle is more diagonal than purely downward. http://wiktenauer.com/images/3/3d/Marozzo_20.pngIn this edition of … Continue reading

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Scholars of Alcala Class Notes – May 8, 2016

Facebook – YouTube – Member’s Site Announcements We have two featured meet-ups on the calendar. May 28: Make Targa-Style Bucklers June 11: di Grassi Day BBQ and Workshop If you plan on attending you must sign up early. Longsword Double … Continue reading

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Scholars of Alcala Class Notes – May 1, 2016

Facebook – YouTube – Member’s Site Longsword Warm-ups focused on the sword dance (a.k.a. Circling the Numbers) and Meyer’s Cross. Guard of the day: Pflug Meyer’s Longsword – Analysis of Right Pflug Today’s emphasis was on the location and orientation … Continue reading

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Marozzo Wrestling (with Dagger) Complete Video List

It has recently come to my attention that Ken Harding of the Historical Martial Arts of St. Louis has published a complete set of videos for Marozzo’s wrestling. This material appears in book 5 of the text. It should be … Continue reading

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Marozzo Sword and Buckler – Basic Cuts from Guardia di Testa

Note: For the purpose of this article, we’re assuming that the Halpschilt interpretation of Guardia di Testa is essentially correct. In chapter 143, Marozzo gives us a set of basic attacks from Guardia di Testa that he wants us to … Continue reading

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Marozzo’s Greatsword – True Edge Stretta 8

The eighth true edge stretta for the greatsword shows how to use the pommel to hook the opponent. From the bind, you step past the opponent on their right. From there you can hook the pommel around the throat. Alternately, … Continue reading

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Marozzo’s Greatsword –True Edge Stretta 7

The seventh true edge stretta is all about trying to get a pommel strike. From the bind, you start by pushing forward with your hilt. If he goes high, simply go low under his arms with a pommel strike. (This … Continue reading

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Marozzo’s Greatsword – True Edge Stretta 6

This stomp needs no explanation. Marozzo (Translation by Craig Pitt-Pladdy) Again, being engaged with the enemy at true-edge on true-edge, immediately, as you meet him at the said true-edge I want that you give them your left foot passing forward … Continue reading

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Marozzo’s Greatsword – True Edge Stretta 5

The next play is a counter against someone who rushes in from the bind. Marozzo (Translation by Craig Pitt-Pladdy) Now watch that being engaged the enemy with the true-edge with true-edge he charges you strongly on to the above said … Continue reading

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Bolognese Sword and Buckler – What does Guardia di Testa Look Like?

What does Guardia di Testa look like with the sword and buckler? This posture is not illustrated and the written descriptions are open to interpretation. Antonio Manciolino The second is called “guardia di testa” which is made with equal and … Continue reading

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