Armizare Online Course Library

Welcome to the Academy! We are developing a library of courses designed to teach martial arts – specifically Medieval and Renaissance Italian Martial Arts – in an online learning environment. Full memberships include courses, live online classes, forum access, and video feedback from our instructors. Check out our two free courses below, our Open Access Resources, and of course feel free to contact us with any questions!

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Armizare Online Classes Portal

Connect to our LIVE online classes here! Currently meeting every Monday and Thursday from 5:50 - 7 pm. Class starts promptly at 6.

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Warm Up and Work Out! A Free Short Course

No membership required. A full, scalable 20 minute warm up that can be extended into a 40 minute - or longer - workout!

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Introduction to Armizare and Medieval Martial Arts

What is Armizare? What are Medieval Martial Arts? Who was Fiore? Learn the answers in this free, short course! A Free Membership Level is required.

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The Exemplary Masters: Foundations of Armizare

Learn the proper movement of the body in martial arts, specifically Armizare, using specific guards, with or without weapons!

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Fundamental Mechanics Library

A library of videos on various aspects of the art.

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Integrated Body & Sword Mechanics

A video introduction to the sword's natural balance and rotation points, and the efficient coordination of body and sword!

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Abrazare: Grappling and Wrestling

Armizare teaches fighting, without or without weapon. Learn the fundamentals of this medieval grappling & wrestling system!

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Dagger Remedy Master Training Series

Learn the Nine Dagger Remedies (defenses) of Armizare! This is an introduction to a complete medieval dagger self-defense system!

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Armizare Online Classes Archive

Online classes are archived here with the date and explanatory title/class information.

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I.33 Sword & Buckler Online Classes Archive

Online classes are archived here with the date and explanatory title/class information.

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In his youth, Fiore, son of the late Sir Benedetto of the noble family of Dei Liberi , wanted to learn the arts of arms and of combat. He wished to learn how to use the lance, the axe, the sword, the dagger and how to wrestle; he wanted to learn combat on foot and on horseback, both with armor and without. He also longed to learn of the temper of iron, of the nature of each weapon and of its aptness for defense and offense —and most of all, of combat with sharp weapons and of other wondrous and secret things that are known by few men in the world. And by the grace of God, Fiore learned so much from so many Masters and students, and in the courts of such great lords, princes, dukes and marquises, counts, knights and squires, that he was himself often asked to teach.  I, Fiore, am of the opinion that few in the world are Masters of this art, an art for which I want to be remembered. This is why I am composing a book that encompasses the art and all I know about iron, temper, and other subjects.

Fiore dei Liberi, Prologue, il Fior di Battaglia (The Flower of Battle), Italy, 1410