Hello and welcome.

My name is Jonno Roche. I coach history nerds and stage combat choreographers in 15th century martial arts as taught by renaissance knights. They learn armed combat techniques for fitness, fun, and for the experience of turning an ancient manuscript into a living art.

I am passionate about the works of Fiore dei Liberi, and helping people improve their skills in Historical European Martial Arts. Fiore dei Liberi was 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 teach his style in an effort to replicate and understand this unique combat style.

Thanks, and welcome again.