An Interpretation Of Antonio Manciolino’s Opera Nova of 1531
These pages are the interpretation and teaching notes of Antonio Manciolino’s fencing system, as described in his 1531 treatise Opera Nova, interpreted and authored by Richard Cullinan.
So that others may follow my logic and understanding I have tried to incorporate references back to the original manual as much as possible. The source material used is elaborated in the Introduction.
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- Chapter 1 – Introducing Manciolino’s System
- Chapter 2 – Manciolino’s Sword and Buckler
- Guardia Alta
- Guardia di Testa
- Guardia di Faccia
- Guardia Sopra il Braccio
- Guardia Sotto il Braccio
- Guardia Porta di Ferro Stretta
- Guardia Porta di Ferro Larga
- Guardia Cingiara Porta di Ferro
- Guardia Coda Lunga Alta
- Guardia Coda Lunga Stretta
- Minor Guardie
- False Edge to False Edge
- True Edge to True Edge
- The First Assault