Our primary study group is focused on early seventeenth century Italian rapier.  In particular, the group is studying Nicoletto Giganti’s Scola Overo Teatro… published in 1606.


Our newest study group is working on the first book of Giovanni Dall’Agocchie’s di Scrimia, the last manual of the Bolognese tradition published in 1572.

Armazare (Longsword)

The third study group is focused on the earliest extant Italian manuals of Fiore dei Liberi (fl. c.1405-1430).  The group focuses on the Longsword, however, Fiore bases much of his system of swordplay on the techniques of wrestling and dagger fighting and thus these are also core elements of the curriculum.