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Four centuries ago, the famed swordsman Gerard Thibault d’Anvers wrote one of the forgotten classics of the Western esoteric tradition–a. Girard Thibault d’Anvers () hand colored engraving, Plate V, from the ACADEMY OF THE SWORD, engraved by Johann Gelle, showing fencing. Portrait of Gerard Thibault, bust turned to the left, head turned to face the viewer; with moustache and beard, wearing a big ruff, on a classical pedestal; within.

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Others, following the same logic, distinguish four parts: The principal motivation for change was the graceless, inconvenient manner in which most hang their swords at their sides, loosely, without any support from the sword-strap, which is too long, and which cannot do anything but keep the sword from swinging too far around, and does not support it at all.

A bit lower still another of mine, marked R, which shows the lower part of the thigh. It then explains how to construct his Mysterious Circle.

The book was produced during a period when the Italian rapier or epee held sway. As demonstrated on the Angers in the previous Plate, the length of the hand should be the same as the width of the face, which is equal to half of one side of the Quadrangles.

The lowest part of the calf on the inside. Comme, la permiere, dehors la Circonference un peu au dedans du Quadrangle.

This destruction, which was partly repaired, made it easier for the French to capture the city in the Siege of Ypres during the War of the First Coalition. The size of this circle corresponds to the height of the swordsman to the tip of his outstrectched finger seen in a couple of the above images. These last line also go two by two from one side to the other, in the same way as the preceeding ones, called Collaterals.

Thus I am quite certain this explanation is sufficient proof of the usefulness of both these two lengths, of the Sword, which, as I say, is the instrument used for every action, and of the Circle, which is the terrain, containing the correct and proportional distances for the actions, so they may be exploited confidently. If you include ANY links that aren’t pertinent to the blog post or discussion they will be deleted and a rash will break out in your underwear.

Use image Request new photography. Translation by Bruce G. The Merovingian Antwerp was evangelized by Saint Amand in the 7th century, at the end of the 10th century, the Scheldt became the boundary of the Holy Roman Empire. In truth, there are four Diameters found in this figure; However to avoid confusion, it is necessary to distinguish between them.


In his primary stance the posture of the straight lineThibault describes an upright posture which allows for fluid, graceful motion while remaining profiled to the opponent.

Retrieved from ” https: Nombres 26,48 Second Instance After this last step, you must decide if you still need to step back further, or if you need to step in. Which is why, should one with to confirm the above, stand straight on both feet, hold the sword with the arm outstretched in a straight line, as shown in the figure, just touching the tip to a wall, or some other object at shoulder height, and then raise or lower the tip, with the entire arm, with the elbow, or with just the wrist; without any doubt in the world, you will find your line shortened, more or less, to the degree the centre of motion is more or less distant from the tip as it moves along the circumference.

The figures which take up three-quarters of the Quadrangles and gkrard extend in a parallelgram along the each of the edges of outside square to the meet the circumference are called thibaut Square Extensionand consequently the line, drawn from the end of the Foot-Line through the centre of the Quadrangle to the edge of the Circumference is called the Girwrd of the Square Extension: The sixth line of his mistakenly shows the bottom of the butt-cheeks.

As to the proportion of weight, we cannot doubt that this was also observed with as much art as the numbers or the measurements. This page was girafd edited on 20 Decemberat Their sword-straps are equal to the Extended Diameter, their hangers equal to one third that length, the hanger widths the same as the Pedal Line, they are wearing these as I described and one can easily see from these images how easily and gracefully the sword can be worn and drawn, more than if it were carried in the usual style.

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This blade length also corresponds exactly to the radius of Thibault’s circle. Thibault, although he does not explain until Plate 8, uses the term estocade to describe a thrust to the near, right side, and the term imbrocade to describe a thrust to the far, left side, from the Italian terms stoccata and imbroccata.

Bolswaert 6Salomon Saurius 3Andreas Stockius 3 and others. Antwerp became a margraviate inby the German emperor Otto I, in the 11th century Godfrey of Bouillon was for some years known as the marquis of Antwerp.

Adolf Hitler had hoped to conquer the country in just one day, the Dutch army was finally forced to capitulate on 15 Mayfollowing Hitlers bombing of Rotterdam on 14 May and threatening to bomb other Dutch cities 8.


The line of the Third Instance X-N was calculated at about Antverpia would come from Ante Verpia, indicating land that forms by deposition in the curve of a river.

The Academy of the Sword : Gerard Thibault d’Anvers :

To understand this, one must know that the two adversaries will first close with each other at the First Instance, that is, when one, in the Z-X Quadrangle, places his right foot on the extended side and the left foot on the Foot-line, the other does the same in the A-C Quadrangle, opposite, as is clearly shown by the footprints marked on them.

Then he assumes the opponent will try to disrupt the attack, and discusses how to deal with interruptions if they occur at various points during the movement. Recently Rotterdam was listed eighth in The Rough Guide Top 10 Cities to Visit, the port of Rotterdam is the largest cargo port in Europe and the 10th largest in the world. Thibault’s only known work was a rapier manual whose full title can be translated as Academy of the Sword: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

It is not merely observation and practice that demonstrates this truth is as amazing as it is useful.

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To minimize this inconvenience, the permanent Circle should be drawn to the proportions of an average person, to accomodate everyone.

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In the case of the inside line, the primary target becomes the opponent flank and the attack presses the opponent’s blade downward and to his own outside line; on the outside line, the primary target becomes the opponent’s head, pressing his blade outwards during the attack.

How the opponent responds to this is then gauged by sensitivity, Thibault identifying several different pressures of sentiment and the correct way to enter against them. The next line is only on the circle, marked K, which shows the floating ribs.