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The Complete Renaissance Swordsman

For the first time since its original publishing, this book has been translated into English by experienced historical fencing instructor Tom Leoni. Also included is a valuable and extensive technical introduction, complete with illustrations from both original sources and modern photographs, making it easy to follow Manciolino's instructions, sword-in-hand, even by beginners, while providing years of training for veteran martial artists.

Paperback    £26.50
9780982591130 | Published: 2010
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Flowers of Battle The Complete Martial Works of Fiore dei Liberi Vol 1

First in new five-part series presenting full-colour facsimiles, transcriptions and translations of the early 15th-century manuscripts by Fiore dei Libere, considered to be the father of Italian swordsmanship. Includes chapters on his life, students, patrons, and arms and armour in the Getty Manuscript. 190 illus., 90 in col.

Hardback    £100.00
9781937439187 | Published: 2018
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Ridolfo Capoferro's The Art and Practice of Fencing

With this book, expert researcher and rapier instructor Tom Leoni offers a full, accurate and accessible English translation of Ridolfo Capoferro's teachings in the Great Representation of the Art and Practice of Fencing, complete with high-resolution reproductions of the 43 original illustrations. To make the book even more useful, Tom has included bullet-point synopses of all the actions illustrated by Capoferro, as well as a glossary of rapier-fencing terms with examples referring the reader to how they are used in the text.

Paperback    £20.00
9780982591192 | Published: 2011
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Venetian Rapier

This book takes you to the fencing School, or Salle, of celebrated renaissance rapier Master Nicoletto Giganti of Venice, one among the period teachers leaving instructions on the use of this weapon. More uniquely, his 1606 text The School, or Salle is a veritable training curriculum, with its stepwise lessons and easy-to-follow explanations on the use of the rapier alone and rapier and dagger. This faithful translation of Giganti's The School by internationally-known rapier teacher Tom Leoni includes the complete text, original illustrations, and an introduction on rapier fencing that will make Giganti's text easy to follow.

Paperback    £16.00
9780982591123 | Published: 2010
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