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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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I embarrassed to teach itself to marrozzo master is: I also wish you to know that all this pushing of the half-sword of which I will speak from hear on in the third assault can only be performed with the part of the sword between the tip and the false edge. Your sword will go into the porta di ferro stretta. The Way to Employ Arms This is called elza e fugie.

But do not let him be the first to attack you.

Then for his fear of the ponta dritta he will open forward. To file a notice of infringement with us, you must provide us with the items specified below. W hen he passes his left foot to your right side do not move until he hurls his sword away. For your defense you will immediately throw the left leg behind the right and make a half turn of the hands so that the right sword goes back to the coda lunga e stretta and the left into the coda lunga e alta and you will settle with the arms and legs well formed.

Countering, move the point of the sword towards the ground. You will settle in a well formed coda longa e alta because if your enemy attacks your leg or head, I want you to do this, that is to attack his left side. I intend and I will know enter and strike all said two modes of the half sword. Also, you should avoid this for another reason. This if filo dritto in Italian. In this you will end in the coda lunga e alta. Immediately on coming to the true-edge you will turn the false edge of the sword to his true edge in the manner that you will slice his face with a roverso.

It will then be reviewed by Lulu Staff to determine the next course of action. Make a gran passo with the right foot behind the left and cut with a fendente at the rim of the brochiero. You will return to the play in the rear and finish the first assault.


With the right sword you will give a mandritto to the leg. You will then turn your hand to a roversa. At the same time, you would thrust at him in montante fashion. Cut then at the enemy’s head. From here, you will embellish the play. Know that in this place you should take marozzp or four steps back.

Then you will pass your left foot forward opposite his right side and will feint with a roverso but still being close to his sword. The roverso should go to the sword arm of your enemy. That is chiocarre di brochiere, and montare in a useful manner, with you returning to the guardia alta with well formed arms as I have said before. And to this way come punishing, and believing they of knowing much and with this weary ago, than masters son it becomes to you; that being masters they not will never be able complains king of you; for when they said, that you had to teach to it, then you will answer them saying: Your left foot will go close by the right and you will strongly embellish the play.

In the same time strike anew with said hilt and give a mezo roverso spinto to his right temple passing with your left foot to his right side and immediately for your defense hurl the right foot behind the left with a ponta in the guardia di faccia. Here I will give you a fight of dagger and cape that is very singular for one who has come to the list of combat, or one who must fight with a dagger sans the sword but with the dagger and cape on the arm.

Then throw a high upwards cut with a mandritta and in this cut you do a molinello by making a gran passo forward with the right foot towards the left. Please verify your birth date to continue.

That is, retiring to the said guardia alta. In this manner you will be able to give a roverso to his head or a thrust to his chest.

In light of this, I advise you to teach these techniques to those who have courage, because they will try them without a second thought: Next throw the right foot behind the left hand and cut with a fendente at the rim of the brochiero and your sword will move into the coda lunga e distesa.

This is a perfect combat for wounding. InRoberto Gotti published a description of a set of 17th or 18th century prints from the original woodblocks to which a date of was added; Gotti speculates that this may have been added based on a date inscribed on the blocks themselves, which would suggest an earlier edition in or around that year. For your defense you will throw a rising falso. For when you touch false edge to false edge you should watch his sword hand well.


And in this you will throw two tramazzoni to the head. I want you to pass the said left opposite the right side of the enemy. In the thrust you will hurl the left leg behind the right and return to the coda longa e stretta with the arms extended to the right of your enemy. In this manner do not go to presa and you will have cut his face, and the tramazzon will strike his right hand.

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Then make a gran passo with the left foot, forward and to the right and then strike the sword with the brochiero. Log in to rate this item. Throw then a mandritta going into the sotto braccio and the left leg following the right to the rear throwing in this exact time a roverso, montando del montante, following to the rear, throwing the right leg close by the left with your sword going into the guardia alta embellishing the play.

Then finding him in said two guards you will enter in quickly to true-edge to true-edge.

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On parrying with the right edge of the sword follow with a roverso to his right temple or to his leg with your right foot forward. When his roverso passes you will step forward with the right foot and thrust with a ponta roversa at his face between his sword and cape. Your left foot should pass opposite the right side of him. If he attacks you, for your defense you will cross your swords together, not moving the feet, and give a achiloe to the legs.

Then the manner to exercise, that is with tagliare, giocare, montare di montante, passegiando, and throwing your leg as usual. Tu sai che nella seconda parte tu sei rimaso in porta di ferro stretta: