Italian Rapier Combat

ITALIAN RAPIER COMBAT ITALIAN RAPIER COMBAT ITALIAN RAPIER COMBAT THE GRAND SIMULACRUM OF. rapier based on his own research and the traditional system of rapier and dagger that he had learned from his master.

Author: Ridolfo Capo Ferro

Publisher: Greenhill Books

ISBN: 9781784386948

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Featuring more than 40 beautiful illustrations, this stunning work presents one of the world’s most influential fencing treatises. Ridolfo Capo Ferro was a legend in his own lifetime. His intricate instructions were emulated throughout a Europe bewitched by this grace and style and are a window into his mastery of swordsmanship. This updated edition includes a new introduction and a revised glossary with many technical terms now translated. Additionally, a modernized translation makes it easier for the reader to understand Capo Ferro's intention. Capo Ferro begins by examining the rapier in detail – its component parts and their suitability – before discussing the actual use. He details the timing and distance needed to control your adversary, while looking at defensive aspects such as the guards, parries and the importance of quick footwork. He also covers using the rapier with auxiliary weapons such as the dagger, cloak and shield. Presented by fencing master Jared Kirby, this handsome volume is a vital historical record and essential reading for any historical swordfighter, student of martial arts or military historian.
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Italian Rapier Combat

The manual, illustrated with 43 striking illustrations, gives a very real flavour of the panache of this expert in swordsmanship and mastery of that most lethal of weapons - the rapier.

Author: Ridolfo Capo Ferro

Publisher: Greenhill Books

ISBN: 178438691X

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This beautifully illustrated and detailed book presents one of the world's most influential fencing treatises. Ridolfo Capo Ferro was a legend in his own lifetime and his intricate and exact instructions were copied and emulated throughout a Europe bewitched by his grace and style. The manual, illustrated with striking artwork, gives a very real flavour of the panache of this expert in swordsmanship and mastery of that most lethal of weapons -- the rapier. Capo Ferro examines different kinds of swords, their component parts and their suitability, before going on to discuss their actual use. There he expounds his theory as to the timing and direction of thrusts, the essential distances and the need for complete control. He also looks at defensive measures, guards, parries and the importance of quick footwork. Capo Ferro's text is a practical guide to fighting and one which builds on the theory to show exactly how a superior form of swordsmanship could be learned by Europe's elite. His illustrations clearly show the best methods and how a rapier could be lethally effective when used with a dagger or with a cloak. This handsome volume is a vital historical record and is sure to give the modern fencer new insights in technique and a greater appreciation of the history of this exciting sport.
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Italian Rapier Combat SHORT RUN RE ISSUE

This handsome volume is a vital historical record. The book is also sure to give the modern fencer new insights in technique and a greater appreciation of the history of this exciting sport. 43 b/w illustrations

Author: Ridolfo Capo Ferro

Publisher: Frontline Books

ISBN: 1526748479

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Introduction to the Italian Rapier

A complete curriculum for training and fencing with the Italian rapier Devon Boorman. I had my first opportunity to wield a rapier (or at least a modern facsimile of one) when some friends brought me to a Renaissance festival outside of ...

Author: Devon Boorman

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9781937439491

Category: History

Page: 206

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Long before "fencing" was associate with white jackets, light-weight foils and the Olympic games,the rapier was a tool of life and death. Heavier than its modern counterparts, capable both of thrusting and cutting, it was often used along with a dagger, shield, or cloak. The rapier was the weapon of choice in the Renaissance at the peak of the duelling era. The Italian school of swordsmanship was highly influential amongst the major courts of Europe and produced scholarly writings that are still reprinted and studied today. The system of Italian fencing is efficient, athletic, and strategic. In these pages Devon Boorman lays out the foundation for the art of the rapier through a clear modern approach. Starting first with healthy and powerful body mechanics, you will then progress through the techniques of movement, attack, and defence. From there, you will learn the aspects of timing and blade control that made the Italian school so revered. These skills are then tied together into a clear strategic framework, along with guidance on effectively training and conditioning tactical responses into your body to achieve long-term mastery. Not only is Italian Rapier a beautiful martial art in its own right, but the techniques and theory presented here are valuable and informative for practitioners of nearly any hand-to-hand weapons tradition.
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Italian Rapier Combat

Illustrated with 43 striking plates, this book gives a very real flavor of the panache of this expert in swordsmanship and mastery of the rapier.

Author: J. Kirby

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230341195

Category: History

Page: 192

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Ridolfo Capo Ferro was a legend in his own lifetime and his intricate and exact instructions were copied and emulated throughout Europe. Illustrated with 43 striking plates, this book gives a very real flavor of the panache of this expert in swordsmanship and mastery of the rapier.
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The Fighting Man s Guide to German Longsword Combat

In approximately 1410, he documented comprehensive fighting techniques in a treatise entitled Flos Duellatorum covering grappling, dagger, arming sword, longsword, pole-weapons, armoured combat and mounted combat. The Italian school is ...

Author: Michael G. Thomas

Publisher: SwordWorks

ISBN: 9781906512002

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 140

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Swordfighting for Writers Game Designers and Martial Artists

Medieval And Renaissance Dagger Combat by Jason Vail is generally considered a useful overview of the Medieval and ... Wilson's Arte of Defence, and Jared Kirby's Italian Rapier Combat: Ridolfo Capo Ferro's “Gran Simulacro,” which is a ...

Author: Dr. Guy Windsor

Publisher: The School of European Swordsmanship

ISBN: 9789526819303

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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“Useful, helpful, absorbing, entertaining. Whether you are interested in weaponry or, like me, researching details for a novel, this is the book for you.” - Helen Hollick Your search for a book that will feed your passion for and deepen your knowledge of swordsmanship ends here. Guy Windsor’s Swordfighting offers insight into this magnificent historical European martial art: you will find answers to your burning questions about swordsmanship, its theory and practice. This carefully crafted book provides essential information on diverse topics with piercing clarity. “Whether you are a writer or game-maker seeking the kind of information I sought while writing The Baroque Cycle, or just a general reader with an interest in the arts to which Guy Windsor has dedicated his career, you should find much that is rewarding in these pages.” - Neal Stephenson, New York Times bestselling and multi-award-winning author Made up of a selection of Guy’s essays and articles, with a great deal of brand new material, this engaging and revealing book makes this complex subject accessible, enabling you to deep-dive into — - Benefits of training - Types of weapons - Sword fighting principles - Historical accuracy If you are an actor, writer or games designer creating or writing fight scenes, this book provides cutting-edge research on our European martial arts heritage. You will also discover the dos and don’ts of producing a stunningly realistic sword fight. Swordfighting is not a training manual. For technical instruction on specific swordsmanship styles, pick up The Medieval Longsword and The Duellist's Companion.
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The School of Fencing

Her additions to this edition help clarify Angelos text for the modern reader. This edition also includes an Introduction by the editor, Jared Kirby, which gives a short history of Angelos life.

Author: Domenico Angelo

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781473882997

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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Domenico Angelo's book, complete with diagrams, embodies the ideas of an era. Philip Stafford in The Times Literary Supplement This is a fascinating read and surprisingly up to date. Every fencer will learn from it . . . Very highly recommended. The Sword. If there is one book on smallsword technique that a person should have in their collection, Angelos treatise is certainly that book. JL Forgeng in Man At Arms magazine. Domenico Angelos The School of Fencing was first published in 1763 as LEcole des armes and was one of the most popular and influential treatises of its time. Today, it remains essential reading for any historical swordfighter, student of martial arts, or military historians, giving the reader access to one of the great masters of the art. This modern edition is annotated by Maestro Jeannette Acosta-Martinez, who is currently the foremost expert in the French small sword. Her additions to this edition help clarify Angelos text for the modern reader. This edition also includes an Introduction by the editor, Jared Kirby, which gives a short history of Angelos life.
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The History and Art of Personal Combat

His work is a broadside against rapier play in general, Italian rapier play in particular, and most particularly against the system published in 1595 by Vincentio Saviolo. Saviolo had reached England from Padua in I 590.

Author: Arthur Wise

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486779973

Category: History

Page: 256

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A comprehensive illustrated history of classical and historical swordsmanship, this volume details uses of the broadsword, two-hander, and rapier as well as the dagger, bayonet, and halberd.
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