Class Offerings: Fundamentals of Sword and Buckler from Achille Morozzo's System of Defense

Fundamentals of Sword and Buckler 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.

The Sword and Buckler is the foundational basis for Morozzo's entire martial system. While the class will focus on the sword and buckler system, this class will also cover the basics of angle and unbalancing work against an opponent applicable to modern self defense. In addition to Sword and Buckler, expect to see some grappling and knife fighting techniques explored.

This class is taught in Portland by Jeff Richardson.

Class Times:

  • Monday afternoons from 4:00 - 5:30pm