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Italian Rapier Combat

Author : Ridolfo Capo Ferro
ISBN : 9781848326453
Genre : History
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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. This handsome volume is a vital historical record. 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.

Italian Rapier Combat

Author : J. Kirby
ISBN : 0230341195
Genre : History
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Ridolfo Capo Ferro was a legend in his own lifetime and his intricate and exact instructions were copied and emulated throughout Europe. Illustrated with 43 striking plates, this book gives a very real flavor of the panache of this expert in swordsmanship and mastery of the rapier.

Introduction To The Italian Rapier

Author : Devon Boorman
ISBN : 1937439070
Genre : History
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Follow along, sword-in-hand, with internationally renowned swordsman and instructor Devon Boorman, as he leads you through the fundamentals of Renaissance rapier combat! This sophisticated art represents the pinnacle of the duel of honor as it was originally practiced in the seventeenth century and its practice today. You will develop grace, power, and effective martial skills with solo and partnered exercises that teach the foundation of swordplay. Ideal for beginners of all age levels and physical abilities.

Swordfighting For Writers Game Designers And Martial Artists

Author : Dr. Guy Windsor
ISBN : 9789526819303
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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“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.

Stage Combat Arts

Author : Christopher DuVal
ISBN : 9781472532558
Genre : Performing Arts
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The art of armed and unarmed stage combat thrills actors and audiences alike the world over. This book details many of the foundational techniques used by actors studying stage combat and actor-movement disciplines. A variety of specific training exercises are described that connect the actor's imagination to a cohesive and meaningful actor-training curriculum – integrating stage combat with the actor's process of developing a fully embodied awareness of the physical life of the character. Developing physical awareness and dexterity is an essential component of an actor's training and rehearsal processes. Engagement, connection, the ability to listen and respond with authenticity, clarity, flexibility, intentionality, tactical response, variety are all helpful aspects for the actor studying combat movement. With practical exercises and expert advice, Stage Combat Arts allows the actor to further hone their emotional connection and extension, breath and voice, intention and focus, movement and freedom, and their ability to connect physically to imagery and text – disciplines that are at the foundation of actor-training – all through the art of combat movement.

Ridolfo Capoferro S The Art And Practice Of Fencing

Author : Tom Leoni
ISBN : 0982591195
Genre : History
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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.

A Gentleman S Guide To Duelling

Author : Vincentio Saviolo
ISBN : 1848325274
Genre : History
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'A humorous and instructive guide to Elizabethan etiquette which should interest gentlemen of any century'-James Shapiro, author of 1599: A Year in the Life of Shakespeare This beautifully illustrated guide to the etiquette of settling quarrels in Elizabethan England was written by Vincentio Saviolo, one of the great Italian fencing masters-a contemporary and perhaps a colleague of William Shakespeare. In the early 1590s, Shakespeare and Saviolo were both based in London's Blackfriars. It is almost certain that Saviolo would have come in contact with Shakespeare, and there is evidence that the playwright hired Saviolo as his bodyguard and that he was employed to train actors in stage combat. Shakespeare used Italian fencing terminology and refers to fencers frequently; in Mercutio calls Tybalt 'the very butcher of a silk button' - a skill for which Saviolo's colleague Bonetti was renowned. This book sets down the correct etiquette for fighting a duel - Saviolo's guide was written in a time when rapier play was seen by the gentry as a great improvement to the old-fashioned sword-and-buckler fighting and much better suited to the requirements of a gentleman.

Methods And Practice Of Elizabethan Swordplay

Author : Craig Turner
ISBN : 9780809335183
Genre : Performing Arts
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Featuring period drawings and prints of swordplay, this book examines and compares the only three existing Elizabethan fencing manuals written in English before 1600. In addition, it explores the influence of a new form of violence introduced into Elizabethan culture by the invention of the rapier.

The Sword Through The Centuries

Author : Alfred Hutton
ISBN : 9780486149721
Genre : History
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Engrossing survey details the uses of such weapons as the two-hand sword, the rapier and its auxiliaries, dagger and small sword, broadsword, duelling sword, and sabre. 48 black-and-white illustrations.

The Sword Of Combat Or The Use Of Fighting With Weapons

Author : Rob Runacres
ISBN : 9781291919691
Genre : History
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In the 17th century Italy was the place to learn the art of the sword. Travellers visited training salles and across Europe Italian works on fencing were translated and Italian schools sprang up. France was no exception. Francois Dancie's 1623 treatise L'Espee de Combat (The Sword of Combat) is therefore an anomaly. Dancie's views are blunt and acidic. He says that many who teach fencing are a 'bunch of libertines'. He has no truck with the geometry that had crept into fencing since Agrippa's work of 1553 and had contempt for that author's use of illustration. Dancie's style follows an Italian form, but rather than following other authors by providing an explanation of tempo and measure, Dancie prefers to concentrate on what temperament is required in a confrontation. His is a direct, fighter's treatise, dedicated to a military man of similar temperament, his methods and descriptions speak more of the street than the salle.

The History And Art Of Personal Combat

Author : Arthur Wise
ISBN : 9780486492810
Genre : History
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A comprehensive, illustrated history of classical and historical swordsmanship, this volume details uses of the broadsword, two-hander, and rapier as well as the dagger, bayonet, and halberd.

The Art And History Of Personal Combat

Author : Arthur Wise
ISBN : UVA:X006025542
Genre : Hand-to-hand fighting
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Arnis

Author : Mark Wiley
ISBN : 9781462907427
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Arnis: Reflections on the History and Development of the Filipino Martial Arts is an intriguing collection of essays on Filipino martial arts. Featured are insightful essays by Filipino martial artists: Krishna K. Godhania Antonio E. Somera Abner G. Pasa Dr. Jopet Laraya Felipe P. beano, Jr. Rene J. Navarro For centuries, Filipino martial arts have played integral and often momentous roles in the history of the Philippines and in the survival of the Filipino people. But what are these arts? Where do they come from? How have they developed? Where are they headed? And what inner dimensions do they offer their practitioners? These questions, among others, form the basis of Arnis: Reflections on the History and Development of the Filipino Martial Arts.

St Nicholas

Author : Mary Mapes Dodge
ISBN : UOM:39015022734126
Genre : Children's literature
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Scottish Fencing

Author : Ben Miller
ISBN : 0999056735
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This book contains five Scottish texts from the eighteenth century, which have not been published in centuries, treating of the martial use of the broadsword, small-sword, spadroon, targe, and battlefield tactics.

Text Presentation 2006

Author : Stratos E. Constantinidis
ISBN : 078643077X
Genre : Performing Arts
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Text & Presentation is an annual publication devoted to all aspects of theatre scholarship. It represents a selection of the best research presented at the international, interdisciplinary Comparative Drama Conference. This anthology includes papers from the 30th annual conference held in Los Angeles, California. Topics covered include Beckett, Brecht, Goethe, Tom Stoppard, dance performance, staged violence, the Comedie Francaise, and Greek and Japanese drama. Reviews of selected books are also included.

The Century Dictionary

Author : William Dwight Whitney
ISBN : UIUC:30112073374339
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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The Journal Of Military History

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105113507276
Genre : Electronic journals
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A New Book Of Sports

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ISBN : UCAL:$B281850
Genre : Athletics
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The Encyclopedia Of The Sword

Author : Nick Evangelista
ISBN : 0313278962
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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From the gruff, sword-toting swashbucklers of the Middle Ages to modern adventure epics like The Princess Bride, the aura surrounding the sword is one that is both romantic and pragmatic. Thoughts of this weapon bring to mind images of the Knights of the Round Table, Zorro, the Three Musketeers--the things daydreams are made of. Yet, until the publication of this encyclopedia there has never been a comprehensive volume on the subject of the sword. For the first time, readers can locate information on the history of sword types and styles throughout the world, techniques of combat sword use, techniques of fencing and major fencing masters, and so on.

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