University of Atlantia

Course Detail

Unless the Enemy has Studied his Agrippa

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Instructor:
Jaume de Monçó


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA85 September 7, 2013
Crs #:
110
Date:
Sat Sep 07
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee:
Length:
1 hr
Credits:
1
Attendees:
6/∞
Room:
619
Course Category:
Martial Arts
Track:
HMA
Description
Camillo Agrippa's fencing manual, published in 1553, is the first manual to recommend a style of swordplay focused on the thrust. This transitional style, which gave birth to the later Spanish and Italian schools, offers a fascinating look at the history of fencing - and it's practical, too! We will discuss the basic elements of Agrippa's system, how to incorporate some of his ideas into your fight, and what mistakes to avoid if you decide to take the plunge and study Agrippa in more detail. Full-contact slow work will be included.