Program

Historical Fencing for Institutions

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General informations

Regulatory program for the teaching of historical fencing in schools, academies, colleges, principals, etc. of the FF. AA. and FP, or private schools established through specific rules, as well as for training, examinations and levels of educational qualifications for the teaching body of this sector, in order to have professionally prepared teachers.

Level 1 - "Scherma Bolognese"

The first examination is based on the Bolognese school of fencing of the first half of the sixteenth century.

Level 2 - "Use of weapons"

The second examination is based on the use of weapons, weapons and ways of fighting the Italian professional pipelines in the Renaissance (XV-XVI centuries).

Level 3 - "The Neapolitan school"

The last examination is based on the use of the sword, spadancia and saber of the Neapolitan school (which became the Italian school par excellence).
The course includes a final exam, after which the relative Certificate issued by the S&A sector of ISTRID will be issued.

The Course in detail

Traditionally this training was not only to train the student militarily in the use of every weapon, but also to develop the typically knightly moral and ethical principles such as honor, courage, self-control, fraternity and camaraderie.

Today it still remains an important completion of his training, which can never be achieved with hands-free self-defense instruction or the use of firearms, thus remaining the student a simple soldier and not a warrior. Furthermore, the history linked to the teaching methods taught places the student ideologically as the transmitter of a glorious past lived by heroes that continues with him, thus feeling himself the repository of this identity.

Today, as then, from the study of iconography, documentation and treaties, the most suitable methods for such training have been restored through their practical application in combat. In addition, the courses include specific training programs for the activity, aimed at strengthening the muscles and developing appropriate motor chains in the student.

Moreover, the fencing learning stimulates the student to develop his own abilities: motor, reflexes, balance, proprioception, speed, strength and resistance. And still those typical skills of combat psychology are significantly developed.
To begin this journey which leads to a professional appointment for historical fencing, with a certificate issued by the S&A sector of ISTRID which confirms this qualification, it is already necessary to have experience in the practice of historical fencing and, evaluated by the authorized Teaching Body, you get the access to apply for the first exam.

The first examination is based on the Bolognese school of fencing of the first half of the sixteenth century, the modernization of medieval fencing; provides for the evaluation of the use of the sword alone and accompanied by the cape, dagger and shields, of the two-handed sword and unarmed weapons.

After passing the exam, you must participate in a 16-hour course between historical and practical lessons, divided into two sessions, with a final examination of weapons, weapons and ways of fighting the Italian professional pipelines in the Renaissance (XV-XVI centuries).

The last examination includes a 24-hour course on the use of the sword, spadancia and saber of the Neapolitan school (which became the Italian school par excellence), of the late eighteenth century and the first half of the nineteenth century, the best modern European fencing.
At the end the examination.

With this last exam, the prestigious Certificate is issued, which determines the professional qualification to teach historical fencing, while for the 40 hours awarded to FF members. AA. and FP, also leads to registration.

The courses that will then be set up in the FF offices. AA. and FP, or in other affiliated offices, always through authorization, will however be an agreement between the instructor and the competent body.

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41121 Modena (MO)

Contacts

Reference for Central Northern Italy:
+39 349 3072848

Reference for Central and Southern Italy:
+39 351 8450788

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