University of Atlantia

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Domingo Luis Godinho's Single Sword from 'Arte de Esgrima' (1599)

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Instructor:
Ii Saburou Katsumori


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA85 September 7, 2013
Crs #:
514
Date:
Sat Sep 07
Time:
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Fee:
Length:
2 hrs
Credits:
2
Attendees:
1/∞
Room:
Gym side A
Course Category:
Martial Arts
Track:
HMA
Description
We will go over some of the chief points laid out in Domingo Luis Godinho's manual of 1599, ""Arte de Esgrima"". This appears to be the only complete extant manuscript on Iberian swordsmanship that is not based on 'la verdadera destreza', written between Carranza's and Pacheo's own publications. In it, we will deal with some of the principles that Godinho lays out, from his simple rules to some of the ""plays"" described in his later chapters. Students will leave with both solo and two person drills as well as Godinho's rules for how to begin and end a bout.