Class Offerings: Fundamentals of Longsword from Achille Morozzo's System of Defense

Fundamentals of Longsword from Achille Morozzo's System of Defense

Achille Morozzo – a Bolognese Master with a school in Venice Italy- published his ‘Opera Nova’ in 1536. His reputation was very great and five editions of this text were published between 1536 and 1615. Morozzo was a military man who used a system in the Bardi/Dardi tradition of Italian fencing using primarily the cut and thrust sword. The system however covers much more than just swordplay as Morozzo was a professional military man with a love for the older tradition of the “Knights of Arms.” The system covers the use of sword and buckler, single sword, longsword, pole arms and knife fighting. This is an elegant, brutal and dynamic system of martial arts.

This class covers the basics of the Italian Longsword section of Morozzo's book. Dynamic exercises and an exploration of timing, distance and angle supplement the teaching of the plays taken directly from the writings of Achille Morozzo.

This class is taught in Portland by Jeff Richardson

Class Times:

  • Tuesday evenings from 6:00-7:30pm