- Nova Scrimia
Nova Scrimia is an Italian organisation which promotes the teaching of the Italian school of swordsmanship as described by Master Fiore dei Liberi in his 1410 treatise Flos Duellatorum in Armis et sine Armis, (also known as "Fior di Battaglia" (The flower of Battle)). The Nova Scrimia Group was established in 1990 to research and to experiment with the Italian heritage of combat arts. Scrimia is a Renaissance Italian term meaning “fencing”, so the group's name can be translated as "New Fencing".
The Nova Scrimia group has collected many treatises and documents since its birth. Nova Scrimia organizes tournaments and competitions in stickfighting, swordfighting and dagger fighting in many Italian cities.
A few of the specialties taught or researched by Nova Scrimia are:
- Unarmed or “Abracar” from techniques of the XV-XVI century according to Masters Fiore dei Liberi, Filippo Vadi and Achille Marozzo.
- Two handed Staff according to the school of Master Cerri (XIX century), which employs techniques similar to the two handed sword.
- Walking stick according to the system of Master Martinelli ( XX century)
- Cornoler stick fighting according to the Venetian School of the XV-XVI century
- Rondel dagger following the systems of Master Fiore dei Liberi and Master Filippo Vadi
- Dagger and Cape according to Master Achille Marozzo from the XVI century
- Hand and a half sword - XV century following the systems of Masters Fiore dei Liberi and Filippo Vadi
- Side-sword according to the teachings of Masters Manciolino, Marozzo, Agrippa and Dall'Agocchie (XVI century)
- Striscia (Rapier) according to the schools of Masters Docciolini,Capoferro, Giganti, Alfieri and Fabris (XVII century)
- Dueling sabre (Sciabola da Terreno) from the systems of Masters Radaelli, Cerri, Lambertini, Viti and Falciani
- Anglo, Sydney. The Martial arts of Renaissance Europe. Yale University Press, 2000. ISBN 0-300-08352-1
- John Clements, Medieval Swordsmanship: Illustrated Methods and Techniques. Paladin Press, 1998). ISBN 1-58160-004-6
- John Clements, Renaissance Swordsmanship : The Illustrated Book Of Rapiers And Cut And Thrust Swords And Their Use. Paladin Press, 1997. ISBN 0-87364-919-2
- John Clements, et al. Masters of Medieval and Renaissance Martial Arts: Rediscovering The Western Combat Heritage. Paladin Press, 2008. ISBN 978-1-58160-668-3
- Gaugler, William. The History of Fencing : Foundations of Modern European Fencing. Laureate Press, 1997. ISBN 1-884528-16-3
- The Stick Mimics the Sword
- Nova Scrimia Website
- The Flower of Battle: Article from Journal Of Western Martial Arts
- Nova Scrimia at Alliance Martial Arts
- Bolognese Dagger Techniques
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