Achille Marozzo’s Opera Nova () was the most highly renowned text of the cut-and-thrust school of “Bolognese swordsmanship”. Achille Marozzo’s Opera Nova (). One of the first to focus on use of the thrust over the cut, considered by many an “early rapier” manual despite his use of a. The Sala d’Arme Achille Marozzo aims to study Historical European Martial Arts of the Italian Middle Ages and Renaissance, especially the ancient science of.

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Supposing you are in the coda lunga e stretta and the cinghiara porta di ferro achilld the left foot forward and your enemy does not attack with a similar attack, with the left sword I want you to thrust between the middle of his swords with the right foot stepping forward.

The first need for going true-edge to true-edge is that you go into a porta di ferro alta or stretta, in coda lunga e stretta and in some other posture that you know. And you hearing then some of your students, yea, he makes you never amend those that do it, when he played with some.

For this reason I want you to know that guarding the hands, he will not be able to do this thing to you without seeing. Know that I want you to settle in the coda lunga e stretta. From here, you will embellish the play. Know that when you lead to said true-edge you will push strongly with the hilt against your enemy’s sword to the inside.

Your sword should narozzo pass into the guardia di testa.

Then they will want to learn. That is to say he mqrozzo strikes with a ponta, or a mandritto imbroccata that one waits for well. Some of them can be performed from a greater distance [from the opponent], marozzo closer. Elza e fugie is when your opponent delivers you a dangerous xchille as you are in porta di ferro alta or stretta or larga, or sopra il braccio, or in coda lunga e stretta, or in acuille porta di ferro – no matter what posture you are in, as long as it is a low guard.


With your right foot in the same time pass to the right in the porta di ferro alta. Pass in this touching with your right foot into a gran passo forward of the left. You may now embellish your play in any mode you want. But I will put you in this guard for a little bit for it is not very appropriate for the brochiero stretto.

In this manner you will be strong against an attack to the head or leg. And now, you will have cuts, touchings of the brochiero and montato, your sword will go into the guardia di testa with the arms well extended. Now if said enemy throws a shot to the head or legs I want you to throw your right foot forward to the left putting the sword aside with your buckler and sword ,arozzo.

That is throwing the hand high in the guardia di fianco and having parried said mandritto you will step forward with the right foot. Your left thigh will be guarded from your enemy and your right foot will be extended.

Your sword will now be in the guardia alta. If you are here in the coda lunga e alta or the porta di ferro stretta or alta, or you are in the coda lunga e stretta and your enemy is in the porta di ferro alta or stretta, here you will enter in quickly to the true-edge to true-edge, with the right foot achlle and strong to the right. Then if your enemy responds to your head or to the leg you will defend with a rising falso traversato accompanied with the brochiero.

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At the same time you will give a mandritto achile to his sword arm. Lulu Staff has been notified of a possible violation of the terms of our Membership Agreement. I comfort you that keep these orders. In this manner your right sword will be in the coda lunga e stretta and the left in the coda lunga e alta.


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Now, embellishing the play you have tagliare cutsmarpzzo di brochiero touching of the bucklerand montare di montante up wards cuts.

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Anyway, for now I will say no more. Here it is considered that if your enemy throws a roverso to the head or leg, on this roverso have courage for I want you to in the time he throws the roverso to throw your left foot close by the right and you will do a pass to his roverso and passing said roverso he will not be able to harm you.

Remaining in the guardia alta I want you to throw a tramazzone to a cinghiara porta di ferro. Our agents will determine if the content reported acille inappropriate or not based on the guidelines provided and will then take action where needed.

The practical principles of playing and honor I give to you for your comfort so you do not make such a mystery of this art: I wish to be contacted with the results of the investigation. Your left foot will follow the right to the rear and achiille sword will maorzzo pass into a porta di ferro alta. You know that in the second part you were in the porta di ferro stretta.

Or, cut to the achillw with a mandritto; or a roverso, or thrust, or tramazzone.

If you teach them such play and close techniques, you avhille step to the next level since there is a difference between wide and close play. It exemplifies theory, sequences and techniques about combat with different weapons, such as:.