Ridolfo Capoferro s the Art and Practice of Fencing

With this book, expert researcher and rapier instructor Tom Leoni offers a full, accurate and accessible English translation of Capoferro's teachings, complete with high-resolution reproductions of the 43 original illustrations.

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Author: Tom Leoni

Publisher:

ISBN: 0982591195

Category: History

Page: 95

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In the 1600s, the elegant and deadly Italian rapier was the choice sword of duelists, officers, gentlemen and noblemen: to master the rapier was to be a feared martial artist and a paragon in single combat. Among the original treatises on the use of this weapon, the most prized by historical fencing revivalists in the last 150 year has been the Great Representation of the Art and Practice of Fencing, written in 1610 by Master Ridolfo Capoferro. In this remarkable text, Capoferro described and illustrated--in unmatched detail--the use of the rapier alone and with a left-handed dagger, cloak and shield, offering the modern historical fencing student a true wealth of Renaissance fencing theory, form and repertoire. With this book, expert researcher and rapier instructor Tom Leoni offers a full, accurate and accessible English translation of Capoferro's teachings, complete with high-resolution reproductions of the 43 original illustrations. To make the book even more useful, Tom has included bullet-point synopses of all the actions illustrated by Capoferro, as well as a glossary of rapier-fencing terms with examples referring the reader to how they are used in the text. Also included is a primer on key rapier-fencing concepts and actions, as well as a historical introduction about Capoferro and his extraordinary relevance in the revival of historical martial arts.

Introduction to the Italian Rapier

A complete curriculum for training and fencing with the Italian rapier Devon ... Giganti (1606), Ridolfo Capoferro (1610), and Francesco Alfieri (1640).

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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.

The Theory and Practice of Historical Martial Arts

... was the first commercial translation to come out (in 2004), and Tom Leoni's Ridolfo Capoferro's The Art and Practice of Fencing was published in 2011.

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Author: Dr. Guy Windsor

Publisher: Spada Press

ISBN: 9789527157312

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 344

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"Benefit from the experience of one of the most accomplished experts in the field. A must-read for beginners and advanced practitioners alike." - Roland Warzecha, DIMICATOR The warriors, knights and duellists of old depended on their skill at arms for their lives. You can learn their techniques and tactics too. From renowned swordsman and teacher Guy Windsor comes an indispensable resource for anyone interested in martial arts, swordsmanship, and history. Through this book Guy will teach you how to train your mind and body to become an expert in historical martial arts. It includes the seven principles of mastery, considers the ethics of martial arts, and goes into detail about the process of recreating historical martial arts from written sources. On the practical side, Guy explains how to develop your skills, and lays out the path for students to become teachers, covering the basics of safe training, looking after your body, and even starting your own training group and teaching basic classes. An accessible, motivating read that includes many suggestions for further study, including courses, books and other resources, this book sets out to answer every question about historical martial arts you may have. Note that this is not a training manual for a specific style: it provides the foundations for every style. Your journey starts here. You decide where it ends.

Swordfighting for Writers Game Designers and Martial Artists

Next up we have the elusive figure of Ridolfo Capoferro (as Inigo Montoya ... but his book The Great Representation of the Art and Practice of Fencing is ...

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Author: Dr. Guy Windsor

Publisher: The School of European Swordsmanship

ISBN: 9789526819303

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 826

“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.

The Sword of the People

... Venetian Rapier: Nicoletto Giganti's 1606 Rapier Fencing Curriculum (2010) Tom Leoni, Ridolfo Capoferro's Art and Practice of Fencing: A Translation for ...

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Author: Roberto Laura

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 9783347056480

Category: Study Aids

Page: 428

View: 402

This book serves to give an understanding of the ways of the traditional Italian fencing schools with knives and sticks, thus contributing to their preservation.

Late Medieval and Early Modern Fight Books

Transmission and Tradition of Martial Arts in Europe (14th-17th Centuries) ... Ridolfo Capoferro, Ridolfo Capoferro's The Art and Practice of Fencing, trans ...

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Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004324725

Category: History

Page: 636

View: 836

Late Medieval and Early Modern Fight Books offers insights into the cultural and historical transmission and practices of martial arts, based on interdisciplinary research on the corpus of the Fight Books (Fechtbücher) in 14th- to 17th-century Europe.

Sabre Fencing

There are records , sculptures , paintings , reliefs and even tapestries , and with the aid of these and other data we are ... Rodolfo Capoferro , an Italian fencing master , published a work in 1640 in Siena , in which he stated that ...

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Author: John Kardoss

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4232564

Category: Fencing

Page: 76

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The Complete Rapier Workbook Right Handed Version

This workbook format includes extracts and images from Capoferro's book (and others), with clear explanations, step-by-step instructions, and a link to a video clip of every action, technique, and drill.

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Author: Guy Windsor

Publisher:

ISBN: 9527157528

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 266

View: 885

Take your skills and knowledge from absolute beginner to experienced fencer with the Complete Rapier Workbook, Guy Windsor's training method based on his interpretation of Ridolfo Capoferro's 1610 rapier treatise, The Great Representation of the Art and Practice of Fencing. This workbook format includes extracts and images from Capoferro's book (and others), with clear explanations, step-by-step instructions, and a link to a video clip of every action, technique, and drill. This workbook is in four parts: Part 1: Beginners: how to warm up safely, how to stand and step, how to hold the sword, and the fundamental blade-on-blade actions teaching you how to safely approach your partner, get control of their sword, and hit them: and what to do when they try the same thing on you! Part 2: Completing the Basics: covering all the important actions of the system, from the scannatura ("the slaughtering" to the scanso della vita ("the avoidance of the waist"). Part 3: Developing your Skills: now that you know the techniques and tactics, you can learn to actually apply them at speed. This section lays out a clear and practical way to cross the gap between "I know this" to "I can do this". Part 4: Sword and Dagger and Sword and Cape adds the most commonly used off-hand weapons, the dagger, and the cape, beginning with basic guards and actions, and including drills to build up your proficiency with them. This version is laid out for right handers, with space for written notes on the right hand page. If you are left handed we recommend choosing the version laid out for you. All techniques are shown in the video clips for both right handers and left handers.

The Complete Rapier Workbook Left Handed Version

This workbook format includes extracts and images from Capoferro's book (and others), with clear explanations, step-by-step instructions, and a link to a video clip of every action, technique, and drill.

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Author: Guy Windsor

Publisher:

ISBN: 9527157536

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 266

View: 377

Take your skills and knowledge from absolute beginner to experienced fencer with the Complete Rapier Workbook, Guy Windsor's training method based on his interpretation of Ridolfo Capoferro's 1610 rapier treatise, The Great Representation of the Art and Practice of Fencing. This workbook format includes extracts and images from Capoferro's book (and others), with clear explanations, step-by-step instructions, and a link to a video clip of every action, technique, and drill. This workbook is in four parts: Part 1: Beginners: how to warm up safely, how to stand and step, how to hold the sword, and the fundamental blade-on-blade actions teaching you how to safely approach your partner, get control of their sword, and hit them: and what to do when they try the same thing on you! Part 2: Completing the Basics: covering all the important actions of the system, from the scannatura ("the slaughtering" to the scanso della vita ("the avoidance of the waist"). Part 3: Developing your Skills: now that you know the techniques and tactics, you can learn to actually apply them at speed. This section lays out a clear and practical way to cross the gap between "I know this" to "I can do this". Part 4: Sword and Dagger and Sword and Cape adds the most commonly used off-hand weapons, the dagger, and the cape, beginning with basic guards and actions, and including drills to build up your proficiency with them. This version is laid out for left handers, with space for written notes on the left hand page. If you are right handed we recommend choosing the version laid out for you. All techniques are shown in the video clips for both right handers and left handers.

Italian Rapier Combat

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.

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Author: Ridolfo Capoferro

Publisher: Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal

ISBN: STANFORD:36105118031702

Category: History

Page: 147

View: 537

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 this Italian's grace and style. 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. 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, the need for 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 also show how a rapier could be lethally effective when used with a dagger or with a cloak. Translated into English for the first time, and presented by fencing expert Jared Kirby, this handsome volume is not only attractive to look at its also a vital historical record. It is essential reading for any historical swordfighter, student of martial arts and student of military history as it allows the reader to access the knowledge of one of the masters of the art. 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.

Die Kunst des Fechtens

The articles in this volume approach their object of study from different disciplinary perspectives, but the authors examine the same bodies of work, and even the same manuscripts, as the heart of their investigations.

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Author: Elisabeth Vavra

Publisher: Universitatsverlag Winter

ISBN: 3825366995

Category:

Page: 318

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Innerhalb der Artes-Literatur des Mittelalters und der fruhen Neuzeit stellen Fecht- und Ringbucher ein grosses, facettenreiches Quellenkorpus dar, dessen inhaltliches Potential noch lange nicht durch alle in Frage kommenden Disziplinen erschopfend aufgearbeitet wurde. Sie bieten Material fur breit angelegte, interdisziplinare Forschungsansatze, wie sie die in diesem Sammelband versammelten zwolf Beitrage verfolgen. Diese nahern sich dem Untersuchungsgegenstand aus der Sicht verschiedener Disziplinen an. Sie nehmen dabei das gesamte Korpus oder einzelne herausragende Handschriften in den Fokus ihrer Analysen. Die Ergebnisse dokumentieren eindrucksvoll die mogliche Vielfalt an Erkenntnisgewinn fur unterschiedliche Fachrichtungen und zeigen einmal mehr, dass Fecht- und Ringbucher nicht nur Gegenstand der Fachprosaforschung sein sollten. Die Aufsatze beruhen grossteils auf Vortragen, die im Rahmen eines interdisziplinaren Round-Table-Gesprachs des Instituts fur Realienkunde des Mittelalters und der fruhen Neuzeit 2009 in Krems gehalten wurden.

Der Schild Europas

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Author: Ernle Dusgate Selby Bradford

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:632691972

Category:

Page: 309

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