Training Montage

When I started to read about the methods and practice of Fiore Dei Liberi and understood that the longsword could…

Movement is momentum

It has been a long while since I last updated this project and although that may be a true reflection…

Advanced Longsword: Form and Function by Guy Windsor

I have no real following or audience but it would be remiss of me, in the extreme, if I didn’t…

The difference an artist makes

Having studied the drawings in the Getty manuscript for Il Fior di Battaglia with great intent, though not for many…

At Last, My Arm is Complete

Finally I have a sword. Unfortunately owning a sword does not make me a swordsman, but I continue to study…

Resources for Action

There is a surprising amount of available information for the student of the Art of Arms. From original manuscripts, to…

Il Fiore di Battaglia – Index

A table of the contents of the English translation and images of Getty version of Fiore dei Liberi’s Fior di…

Up to a point

I have found myself redefining my mission statement many times, depending on the project or particular journey. For swordsmanship as…

Comparison of Longsword Mandritto Fendente Technique

I started by asking what I would need to do in order to begin learning the longsword as a solo…

A journey of a thousand cuts

There is a lot of information to cover about this journey and it all overlaps and bleeds into each other,…

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