Sunday, February 3, 2013

February 3rd Practice at the Library Center

Fiore Dei Liberi's Flos Duellatorum -- "The Flower of Battle", c. 1410 -- is the centerpiece of the Spring training schedule. Sunday's class involved the fundamentals of movement and body position as well as the beginnings of Italian medieval dagger play. We worked from a number of sources, including:
  • images from a facsimile of the Getty manuscript of Flos Duellatorum
  • Tom Leoni's Second Edition English translation thereof
  • Robert Charrette's exhaustive interpretation (Armizare) of the bulk of the work
  • Guy Windsor's workbook covering the dagger portion
We drilled on the mechanics of plays 1 - 10 of the First Remedy Master -- then had enough time remaining to do a bit of free sparring with rubber rondels.

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