I am thinking about starting an online community which will help people to replicate armizare as described in Fior di Battaglia. There are 267 individual plays and posta shown in the Getty manuscript. 155 of these involve grabbing, pulling, pushing, kicking, binding, throwing or otherwise physically manipulating the opponent or their weapon. It very clearly demonstrates a far more close-range brawling style than is commonly represented. The repetition of applied simple principles across all weapon systems is what has always drawn me to Fiore, and this is what I would like to explore in this community.
To help improve my own skills and serve others to improve theirs, I have developed a curriculum which provides structured progress through increasing levels of coordination and speed. This curriculum provides a framework for students with different streams of skillsets building on previous work, and gradually tying together in a comprehensive fighting style.
Not only that, but it provides a clarity and focus for people to identify where they are, where they are going, and what they need to do next to get there. It also allows people to track their progress and more readily recognise their own efforts.
Like Fior di Battaglia, the curriculum covers locks, throws, kicks, dagger work, longsword and spear, as well as a small component of pollaxe. It is built around basic concepts of movement being constantly refined and applied to different contexts.
I would like to invite you to join this community as a founding member.
It is important to recognise that this community is not established yet. The tech side of things is not completely sorted yet, and the members area still needs to be built out. Although the content will be growing over time, it is still pretty thin on the ground at the moment. This is truly a founding member launch and there are going to be a few rough edges.
That is why I am offering such a low price to join me as a founding member, so that we can work together to figure out how I can best serve you here and help you get the results you want. If you join me as a founding member, you will be forever locked in at the lowest price. When this community is complete and officially launched to the public, I will raise the price. However, your price will stay the same.
You get the founding member benefits of having a low price from having been able to get in early. Being a part of the community gives us a chance to connect and collaborate with each other on how I can best refine what I will be teaching, sharing and most importantly, helping you progress your armizare.
The registration period will be closing on July 15. I do this to cater to all the new members coming through. Similar to a college class, once the registration period is complete, everyone begins class together and I make myself available to support you. If it was open all the time, it would get confusing and complicated trying to support people who were going through different parts of the program.
So the deadline is midnight Australian eastern standard time on Thursday 15th July. If you are interested, click the button below or use the contact page to let me know and get started. I cant wait to help you fight like Fiore.