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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Liber de Arte Gladiatoria Dimicandi.

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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Editing and commentary by John Clements. It consists of an opening prologue describing the art of fencing followed by colored plates illustrating specific techniques for the longsworddaggerpollaxespear and club.

Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price? See, I have been studying Fiore Dei Liberi’s treatise on Italian martial arts for some time now yet I had made little progress due to the fact that there are no fencing groups, guilds, or even schools down in Florida.

For further information, including transcription and translation notes, see the discussion page. Luca Porzio was born in Rome. Click here to switch to the secure portal. Its resemblance is strong yet Master Vadi clearly wrote of his own understanding and method.

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For example, at loot. Keep here your mind for awhile: Do not lose an hour to learn the long times with the serene hand, it artte you over the others and honors you. Views Read Edit View history. I recommend this to any who have the heart and determination to learn historical European Martial Arts. For this reason I rightly tell you that they are in every way alien to this science, while the opposite is true, in my opinion, for anybody of perspicacious talent and lovely limbs, as are courtesans, scholars, barons, princes, dukes and kings, who should be called to learn this science, following the principle of Institutawhich says: In translating and transcribing Medieval verses gladixtoria to modern English certain captions had to be separated or combined in order to render them more easily understandable.


The manual covers the standard knightly weapons of the time: It is suggested to not to try to read too much into passages where it appears obscure or even obtuse. Languages Italiano Edit links. Since the age fifteen he has practiced several martial arts, both Eastern and Western.

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Images hosted by WikiMedia Commons. Vadi does not distinguish between different angles of cut; all descending cuts are fendenti. Let’s connect Contact Details Facebook Twitter. If you have not a weak memory, remember that if the punta does not hit, it loses its burst, and then all other blows are good to defend.

This article needs additional citations for verification. Visit our Help Pages. Since it would be very unbecoming that such a noble doctrine should perish and fail by carelessness, I Philippo of Vadi from Pisa, having practiced this Art from the years of my youth, having searched and traveled many different countries and lands, castles and cities to learn from many masters perfect in the Art, and having, by the Grace of God, acquired a good part of dimicxndi, decided arfe compose this booklet, in which it will be exposed and shown at least the fighting with four weapons, that are spear, sword, dagger and polaxe.


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It contains the ENTIRE treatise translation included, naturally as well and a very informative and enlightening foreword that truly helps develop an understanding of Vadi xrte his times, as well as the significance of this work. Subscribe to our newsletter Some error text Name.

Retrieved from ” https: A activation email has been sent to you. A few end notes are provided for some of the more difficult passages. Views Read View source View history. 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. Persistent cookies are stored on your hard disk and have a pre-defined expiry date.

Some chapters are only very short sections.

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