Pollaxe for Dagger || Andrew Somlyo

Andrew Somlyo || Lonin

Weapons: Pollaxe, Dagger, Unarmed, Longsword

A brief discussion of the idea that the Italian tradition of the 15th and early 16th century (Fiore, Vadi, and Monte) is distinguished by the concept of universal motion applicable across abrazare, dagger, sword in one and two hands, and polearms. We will look at how the same motion derives actions in pollaxe, dagger, and longsword, and explore learning strategies in which the practice of each can improve the other. We will look at how they function as movement guides for the beginner and special physical preparation for the more advanced trainee