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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Fa che tua spada sia col fendente a parara che non te coglia. As I break your arm over my shoulder. Chapter X Discussion of the half ds. Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions. From one side there are defending right strikes colpi diritti going to one side the rightreverses riversi make offence from the other side the left. The E-mail Address es field is required. In qua in la in su in giu andare.

Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es. Of these things, through the guidance of God I acquired some good advice and this through the practical experience and theory of many teachers from various different countries, all complete masters and perfectly knowledgeable in this art. By crossing us pass gkadiatoria fail, The Rota that come up from artd, And with the fendente warms our cheeks.

By this turn of the blade that you have done, I will break your arm at the first attempt. This is the better way.

So your mind is not deceived, The crossguard should be as long as the handle And pommel together, and you won’t be condemned. Per chiarir meglio la fantaxia tua. XII Ragion de viste de spada.

De Arte Gladiatoria Dimicandi – Wikipedia

Scosta la spada un poco acortamente dimiacndi te, calcando quella del compagno. The handle should be always a span If it is not of this measure there is confusion. Che per natura sempre voglio cozare. My art is new and made with reason I speak not of the old, that I leave To our ancestors and their beliefs. Of these things, thanks to the help of God, I acquired good knowledge, dimiccandi the practical experience and doctrine of many masters of arms of different countries, well versed in their Art.


Tu vedi el sol che fa gran giramento. You see the sun, that makes great turns, And where it is born it returns. And it should be pointed on every side.

Philippo di Vadi

Dimidandi the tongue could cut with reasons, And strike as does the sword, The dead would be infinite. Illustrated with panels of simple figures in side profiles, the work is presented as a kind of study guide. Draft translation by Luca Porzio from the Bascetti Edition. So man needs, among all animals, intelligence and reason, in which flourish Art and science, and in these and other things he surpasses all animals.

Abandon material goods, and all valuable things, Defend your body with this art, And you will have honour and glory.

Make your heart agree with your defence The feet and the arm with good measure, That you may take all the honour. Transcription by Marco Rubboli and Luca Cesari.

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Your sword is expert at slicing a blow, The thrust will lose its way to the strike, It is mocked with the help of the low cross. You may flippo this item to up to five recipients. Do not give advantage of the sword to anyone You will be in danger of dimicabdi shamed, And this is something to be followed by anyone.


Arte gladiatoria dimicandi : 15th century swordsmanship of Master Filippo Vadi

The crossguard should be as long as the handle of the sword. Do not lose an hour to learn the long times with the serene hand, it puts you over the others and honors you. Fendente, de ferir noi damo dota, tornamo in guardia ancor di varcho in varcho tardi non semo de ferir, qui nota. Preview this item Preview this item. Retrieved from ” https: Gladiatorja do not think that in this book can be anything false or enveloped in error, because cutting and taking away dubious things, I only have written those things I saw and experienced personally, beginning to express our intention with the aid and grace of the almighty God whose name be blessed forever.

E farai el giocho tuo sempre davante.

Fillipo Vadi – Liber de Arte Gladitoria de Dimicandi

An absolute must for the bookshelf of anyone interested in the history of fencing or late medieval warfare, this rich volume will also appeal to collectors of illuminated manuscripts, reeactors, and literary traditions of 15th century Italy.

Let us begin then to explainour intention, with the aid and grace of theomnipotent God whose name will be blessed forever. If poverty shows you the cards Only once, then you will see, Vavi this art, riches will embrace you.

Geometry divides and separates By infinite numbers and measures, And fills her papers with science.