Hello and welcome.

My name is Jonno Roche.

I am passionate about the works of Fiore dei Liberi, a 15th century Italian nobleman and combat instructor who taught a fighting style which he called armizare. His style covered both unarmed and armed combat with a variety of weapons. He described armizare very comprehensively in his book, Fior di Battaglia.

I have translated this book, written extensively about it, and dedicated a lot of time to understanding this unique combat style. I no longer practice armizare to any great extent. I am, instead, dedicating my efforts to teaching Goju Kai karate. Despite that, I have put in a ton of effort studying Fiores work, and will be leaving a bunch of stuff here so that my efforts don’t entirely disappear.

Grab what you can. I hope you enjoy it.