Andrea Conti

I began the study of historical fencing in 2006, concentrating principally of the two handed sword of the 15th Century, and the rapier of the 16th and 17th Century according to italian traditions.

In 2009 I changed direction, practising the Bolognese method connected to the historical figures of the masters Marozzo, Manciolino, and the manuscript commonly called the “Anonimo Bolognese”. During this time I was able to practice the sword alone, sword and rotella, sword and dagger, partisan and rotella, polearms, two-handed sword, and dagger alone.

Meanwhile I also practised some oriental martial arts to expand my view on HEMA practice, as Wing-Tsun and Kali Escrima [Sinawali] and Ju-Jitsu. I also practiced classic period Northern Italian method on foil, sabre and épée.

From 2011 I began to study, entirely autonomously, the Kunst des Fechtens. Initially my main area of study was the german longsword of Liechtenauer as well as the instruction on the Langes Messer of Lecküchner, Paurñfeyndt and above all Joachim Meyer. Currently I am Meyer Freifechter Guild member and I achieved the Fechter rank on Longsword, Dusack, Rondel Dagger/Ringen, and the Research scholar rank.

Lastly I became sport fencing Regional Instructor by FIS (Federazione Italiana Scherma) and HEMA National Instructor by ANS (Accademia Nazionale di Scherma).