Giovanni dall'Agocchie

As far as I know at present, this fencing master from the Dardi tradition was the last master to publish a manual from this tradition. Dall'Agocchie was from Bologna and was the fencing master of Fabio Pepoli, Count of Castiglione. I consider this Master very important to the tradition as he explained the guards and attacks of Marozzo in a very easy to learn fashion. He also may be considered a transitional master as some of his teachings are a pre-cursor to the use of the rapier. In particular the works of Capo Ferro, who actually quotes teachings from the Dardi tradition. Dall'Agocchie's work is dated 1572.

 

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