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Capoferro Chapter 6 – Of the head

The edge should form a straight line together with the sword so that you can see all the stillness and movement of the sword and of the adversary. In this fashion you will immediately recognize what needs to be defended … Continue reading

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Capoferro Chapter 5 – Tempo

The word tempo refers to the amount of time it takes to perform an action or the amount of time you spend not doing anything at all. There’s no fixed length for tempo, the concept is based entirely around what … Continue reading

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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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Capoferro Chapter 3

A sword is made of iron for wood would not be sufficient to beat aside and evade the injuries that people inflict upon one another daily. It is pointed rather than blunt to keep enemies at bay. It’s length, and … Continue reading

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Capoferro Chapter 2

Chapter 2 is essentially just summarizes the key points of chapter 1, especially the notion that fencing is the art of defending oneself with the sword. There is a note about watching out for those who, despite the extensive experience, … Continue reading

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Capoferro Chapter 1 – The Purpose of Fencing

3. The aim of fencing is the defense of self, from whence it derives its name; because “to fence” does not mean other than defending oneself, hence it is that “protection” and “defense”are words of the same meaning; whence one … Continue reading

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