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At the heart of everything that we do is our passion for education and our commitment to our students. Thanks to our varied Historical Fencing courses and unique teaching techniques, San Diego Swordschool provides an unmatched educational experience.
Our school is located in Mira Mesa to give access to more people from around San Diego county. The skilled team members are here to help students achieve their goals. Are you ready to reach your potential? Call us today to learn more about Historical European Martial Arts.
What we teach at San Diego Swordschool
Il Fior Di Battaglia by Fiore de'i Liberi circa 1409
San Diego Swordschool focuses heavily on the teachings of Master Fiore de'i Liberi, who was alive at the turn of the 15th century. He traveled much of the then Holy Roman Empire learning the art of swordplay from a variety of masters before he laid down his own teachings in his series of treatises. Il Fior Di Battaglia (The Flower of Battle) was his most complete and decisive work, showcasing an incredible martial system known as l’arte dell’armizare (The Art of Arms).
Fiore De'i Liberi's system of Armazare is a comprehensive and sophisticated martial arts discipline originating from the 14th century. As a masterful synthesis of armed and unarmed combat techniques, Armazare offers practitioners a versatile and adaptable approach to self-defense and personal growth. Drawing from Fiore's manuscripts, such as the renowned "Fior di Battaglia," students delve into diverse areas of expertise, including Abrazare (grappling), Daga (dagger), Spada (sword), and Azza (poleaxe), among others.
The Armazare system places a strong emphasis on strategic thinking, body mechanics, and fluid movement, allowing practitioners to develop a deep understanding of their own capabilities and their opponents' vulnerabilities. By engaging with this rich and time-tested tradition, students of Fiore De'i Liberi's Armazare not only connect with an influential piece of European martial arts history but also unlock their full potential as modern-day warriors.