As well as training in Renaissance sword arts, we produce translations of original treatises. We interpret and attempt to implement these teachings.
We have three major translations:
‘The Book of Lessons’, published by Fallen Rook. Translated from the French, this is a highly detailed set of fencing lessons for sword, sword and dagger and sword and cloak. Dating to the early to mid seventeenth century, this treatise, possibly written by the Spanish soldier, Pedro De Heredia, also contains 71 colour pictures from the Swedish Royal Library, published in full for the first time.
‘The Sword of Combat‘ by François Dancie
‘Treatise or Instruction for Fencing‘ by Hieronymus Calvacabo
Four images from Pedro De Heredia (c.1610)
In addition, we have free translations, which can be found below:
The mauscript which probably formed the basis for The Sword of Combat. This translation is from a transcription by Olivier Dupuis.
The Sword and Dagger Techniques of François Dancie by Rob Runacres
Brief Notes on Using the Cloak with the Rapier by Rob Runacres
Exercises for the Cloak and Rapier by Rob Runacres
HEMAC Factsheet: Salvator Fabris’ Lo Schermo by Rob Runacres
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