Arte Gladiatoria Dimicandi – 15th Century Swordsmanship of Master Filippo Vadi (Hardcover) / Author: Fillipo Vadi / Translator: Luca Porzio ; de Arte Gladiatoria Dimicandi (Italian, Hardcover) / Author: Philippo Vadi ; ; Fencing, Combat sports & self-defence, Sports & outdoor recreation. De Arte Gladiatoria Dimicandi. Philippo Vadi. Translated by Guy Windsor. Page 2 . To my most illustrious Prince. Guido di Montefeltro. Duke of Urbino. I offer this.

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This implies that such techniques were in fact employed with blades that were not fully sharp their entire length.

He then says that all which he wrote in the book has been personally tested by himself, and that other dubious things were not included. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Axe by Philippo di Dimmicandi.

He has a Masters Degree in Environmental Engineering. And do not think that in this book can be anything false or enveloped in error, because cutting and taking away dubious things, I only have written those things I saw and experienced personally, beginning to express our intention with dimicajdi aid and grace of the almighty God whose name be blessed forever. Perfect resource if you wanted to study Vadi.

While much of what he describes closely follows the work of Fiore dei Liberiauthor of Flos DuellatorumVadi’s work also differs in some respects, dimicanid his footwork and several original techniques arge his own.

About the Author Luca Porzio was born in Rome. The School of European Swordsmanship. Cookies come in two flavours – persistent and transient.

Because Heaven did not generate these men, unrefined and without wit or skill, and without any agility, but they were rather generated as unreasonable animals, only able to bear burdens and to do vile and unrefined works. No use of the ARMA name and emblem, or website content, is permitted without authorization. Cashback will be credited as Amazon Pay balance within 10 days. This way he, with a generous heart, who sees my work should love it as a jewel and treasure and keep it in his heart, so that never, by means, should this Art and doctrine fall gladiatpria the hands of unrefined and low born men.


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What we know of vladiatoria late 15th century Italian Master of Arms and teacher of swordplay, Philippo Vadi, is little more than a name.

Posta di vera finestra – “I am the stance of true window Luca Porzio’s fine English translation brings this work to life as an instructional manual in a deadly combat system. Draft translation by Luca Porzio from the Bascetti Edition. Marco Rubboli and Luca Cesari. Privacy policy About Wiktenauer Copyright and licensing information.

Bascetta suspected it related to the hand position, citing Manciolino; or else, he thinks it can be the crossing point of the swords. Contributors Editors Forum Global map Hroarr. Greg Mele’s informative introductory chapters add value to an already worthwhile volume. Get to Know Us. Besides Fiore Dei Liberi manual ofVadi represents the only other Italian master of Medieval weapons and fencing that we now have.

The translation here however is presented without interpretation. Retrieved from ” https: Vadi also occasionally uses metaphor whose meaning may no longer be clear. It contains sections on longsword, fighting in armour with sword and pollaxe, dagger and unarmed vs dagger. Written in rhyme, it reads rather cryptic today to those less familiar with the craft, but his advice is sound and several gems are buried within it.


From one side there are defending right strikes colpi diritti going to one side the rightreverses riversi make offence from the other side the left.

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A activation email has been sent to you. In the first and thriving years of my life I was spurred by natural attitude, produced by my sincere heart without cowardice, towards warlike acts and things so that, while growing as time wanted in strength and knowledge, I strove to learn more about the Art and cleverness of the said warlike acts and things: Some old swordsmanship treatises are useful only to the swordsman, but some, like Filippo Vadi’s Arte Gladiatoria Dimicandi are works of art in their own right.

The manual covers the standard knightly weapons of the time: Of these things, thanks to the help of God, I acquired good knowledge, from the practical experience and doctrine of many masters of arms of different countries, well versed in their Art.

Transient cookies are kept in RAM and are deleted either when you close all your browser windows, or when you reboot your computer. He has an interest for history and culture, especially of the European Middle Ages, and for strategy and martial culture both ancient and modern.

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