Category Archives: MS I.33

Introductory Drills for Sword and Buckler (and most other weapons)

These drills are shamelessly stolen from Scott Brown during a MS I.33 seminar hosted by Schola San Marco. If you happen to see one of his courses in your area I highly recommend you take it. Even if you have … Continue reading

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Four Covers from MS I.33

These interpretations of the three covers are based on a MS I.33 seminar presented by Scott Brown. If I am understanding Mr. Brown correctly, the drawings in I.33 use what is known as flat perspective. What this means in real … Continue reading

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Manciolino’s Sword and Buckler: Guardia di Faccia vs Langort

Continuing our thought from yesterday, can Langort be used as an interpretation of Guardia di Faccia? First the text, The third is called “guardia di faccia” which agrees with the previous one in two things, and differs in only one; … Continue reading

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Manciolino’s Sword and Buckler: Is Guardia di Testa the same as I.33’s Halpschilt?

Consider this description from Manciolino, The second is called “guardia di testa” which is made with equal and even extension of both arms toward the enemy in this fashion: that when you will have extended your fists, they will be … Continue reading

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Defeating First Ward (Underarm) with Coda Longa e Larga

The scene stars our fencer trained in Marozzo dueling one trained with MS I.33. The weapons are sword and buckler. The worthy foe cuts into Underarm, which they call First Ward. Our fencer responds by mutating into Coda Lungs e … Continue reading

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