Philippo di Vadi’s Assault (Longsword Scholar)

Learn a scholar's level longsword form based on the teachings of Philippo di Vadi.

This month we will learn a Longsword Assaulto (form) that explores the guards, principles and techniques presented by Philippo di Vadi.

Through this form you’ll come to understand some of the core teachings of Philippo di Vadi from his manuscript published in 1482. This is not an exhaustive study of the master but is instead an ideal way to understand his teachings and how they relate to the Academie Duello curriculum and concepts.

An apprentice level grounding in Duello longsword is recommended for this course.

Acknowledgement of Safety and Risk

  1. Practice all exercises slowly and with control.
  2. Practice using training swords that are not sharp and are specifically made for practice.
  3. Use protective gear for all exercises. In many of our videos we are not wearing head, throat or body protection in order to make clear explanation more possible. You should always use protective gear when practicing these arts regardless of the exercise.
  4. Be aware that injuries in training are always possible. Ensure that you are practicing with care and caution at all times.
  5. DuelloTV is not responsible for any injuries that occur as a result of sword practice inspired from our videos.

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Course Includes

  • 4 Lessons
  • 7 Topics