The muse next decorates Mars, and worships Minerva. Philipo Vadi offers this book on the art of gladiatorial combat to the illustrious. Prince Guido di Montefeltro. Master Fillipo Vadi’s work, previously overlooked and underestimated by Arte Gladiatoria Dimicandi: 15th Century Swordsmanship of Master Filippo Vadi. Title, Arte Gladiatoria Dimicandi: 15th Century Swordsmanship of Master Filippo Vadi. Author, Filippo Vadi. Translated by, Luca Porzio, Gregory Mele. Publisher.

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It is necessary that the sword should be A great shield that covers all, And grasp this fruit, That I give you for your mastery. Your guard should not go out of the way, Go with the cover and with the point raised The blows hammer the head. When you parry the roverso, keep in front, The right foot, and parry as I have said. And not to diminish but instead to increase this doctrine so that it will not perish from my negligence, because from it comes no small help in battles, wars, riots and other warlike tumults: Si tu traesti el deritto alora guarte dal manriverso suo che non te dia.

Often he makes from this other complaints Being in opposition he comes to quarrel Showing that with him who is versed in the art. Fa che sia presto come levorero. Arai bon fruto de cotal guadagno. What we know of the late 15th century Italian Master of Arms and teacher of swordplay, Philippo Vadi, is little more than a name. E si pur tu volesti trar ferire, lassali andar el fendente riverso, voltandoli atraverso e filo falso con la punta al vixo.

The legs keys it is well said, Because you close them and also open them. I am the rota and I often turn, Finding the falseness of the sword. Hand Click here to switch to the secure portal. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. No eBook available Amazon. I am the crown and I am made master Of binds I am found to be adept. Per chiarir meglio la fantaxia tua, [ 14r.

Nobody should think that there is anything false or any kind of error in my book, because I have left outanything doubtful, and included only things that Ihave seen and tested. Fa che tua spada sia col fendente a parara che non te coglia E se pur te venisse alora voglia de intrar sotto e pigliar suo mantenere e farli poi el dovere, col pomo martelando al suo mustaccio, guardando bene che tu non piglii impaccio. So that you will understand and use The system well, I wish to first make clear The turning principle of the sword.


Brush gladiatorix the sword, a little shortened, Treading on that of the companion, You will make a gladiatorka deal, Parrying well however many blows. Chapter XV Theory of the sword against the rising blow There are many who make their base In turning strongly from every side So be advised, As his sword turns, move And you turn and you will win the test, Harmonise yourself with him and also with the strikes And make your going thus With your sword directly to his.

At need you can take another way, And you leave the thrust and employ Other blows to return here, As you will hear in my text. He has an dd for history and culture, especially of the European Middle Ages, and for strategy and martial culture both ancient and modern.

You believed I would strike with a backhand blow, With the elbow I push your sword across. De gli altri ferire sum suma maestra. And many times it happens that someone on foot defeats and conquers someone on horseback. Bascetta suspected it related to the hand position, citing Manciolino; or else, he thinks it can be the crossing point of the swords.

All sorts of good things come from this art, By arms the filipppo are kept down And the crowds are kept under control.

Philippo di Vadi

dumicandi The nature of the bear is to turn, Going here, there, up and around Thus your shoulder should move, Sending your sword out to hunt. His name signifies that he was born in Pisa, a city in northern Italy, but little else can be said with certainty about the life of this master.

Reminding and admonishing all, in plain words, to not dare attempt this art and science unless they are bold,generous and full of courage. Complete Translation by Guy Windsor. Now if you like what I have said, And the explanations I have written Gladiagoria them in mind, so you will not fall.

E nota ancor questo: The feint that I made to strike a fendente, Cuts the jaw and teeth together.

And if it comes to you then to want To enter underneath and grab his handle. When your sword is dimjcandi at the crossing, Then do the thirteenth constrained action, As is you can plainly see Pictured in our book of seven leaves. Making the roverso you will be helped, Passing out of the way with the left foot, Following with the right foot too, Keeping an eye out for a good parry. There is no greater treasure than life, And everyone strives to defend it, To hold onto it as hard as they can.


You see the sun, that makes great turns, And where it is born it returns. WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. The sword has a point and two edges, But note well and understand this text, That memory will not fail you.

If loyalty for them gives you their love, You can talk to princes and kings, Because this art is used by them. Se voii chel giuoco toa persona adorni.

As I break your arm over my shoulder. Against one foe the thrust finds good use, and against many no more does its duty. I feel so strong, bold and quick, Often I make the guards plough again When I am thrown at others and confront them.

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Chi fa che ponghe un poco la tua mente, se punta intrata non ha presto usita, te fa el compagno de ferrir dolente.

Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items. Gioca de croce e non serai conquixo. And similarly, the pommel should be pointed, so that you can strike with any of these parts. O scrimitore ascolta mia ragione. You can also use in this art Striking and closing that are more handy, Leave the more left-handed, Keep those that favour your hand, So you will often have honour in the art.

Also I advise you when you have entered, Be gladiatkria the legs paired with his You will be lord, and clear, To constrain and strike valiantly.