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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As to the arm, which is shown behind the back of the figure, there is a big mistake in the sizing of the hand. Thibault describes the placement of the feet in relation to an imaginary line drawn between a swordsman and his opponent Thibault calls this line the ” diameter “.

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Gérard Thibault d’Anvers – Wikipedia

FIGURE D FIGVRE D So, as this blade length is equal to the lower half of the extended body, from the soles of the feet to the navel, it is also equal to the upper half, from the navel to the highest that the hand can be raised above the head and as we see from the figure these two halves are equal. In this they saw a divine proportion that God Himself put into the human body, from which they took their inspiration to build, from that time on, into the architecture of Temples, Theaters, Amphitheaters, Palaces, Towers, Vessels, and all other constructions, some of peace, some of war, not just in the whole, but also reflected in the parts: Note that the river Scheldt, before a period between andfollowed a different track.

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The bottom of the shin. Plate IX introduces the idea of blade control and various degrees of force which can be applied against the blade to parry an attack. Mysterious Masterpiece Cold Case Torrentius.

As the foot touches the ground, straighten the arm down by your side, and draw the left foot back towards you as you straighten up. Nowadays it is home to Europes largest port and has a population of , ranking second in the Netherlands, just behind Amsterdam.

The swordsman’s back foot would be perpendicular to this line, while his front foot would angle inward, with the weight distributed evenly on the balls of the feet.

And a third one, only on the circle, the next cross-cut along the Diameter, marked H, shows the middle of the thigh. English has a single thibxult thrust to mean either, but did borrow the Italian term imbroccata to specifically refer to the latter type of thrust. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Even without mentioning as well, that the tip of their sword is usually so high, and notably while running or when on horseback, that apart from the inelegance, man and horse are both inconvenienced, the tip of the sword falling down, like a spur, across the back, instead of hanging conveniently by the side, as a weapon intended to be aid.


And in contrast, another line particular to him, shows the armpit, much lower than seen from the front, as I showed in my figure. Both shoulders are held in alignment and fully profiled to the opponent. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? For example, if the swordsman were to stand with his feet together and arm extended but not locked straight upward and pointing his index finger, then the diameter of the circle would be equal to girsrd height as measured from the soles of his feet to his extended finger.

But there is a concern about the permanently-inscribed Circle, wherein one must oftentimes test between people of thibautl stature, for which each should have his own properly-sized Circle, or between people of equal size, but who are both either larger or smaller anvsrs the Diameter, such that the Circle is not drawn proportionally to their bodies. MI6 had its main Dd office on de Boompjes, from there the British coordinated espionage in Germany and occupied Belgium.

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Next, through the Centre, draw a perpendicular line across, which shall be the Perpendicular Diametereach of the two ends likewise passing two feet beyond the circumference: Thus he made the thigh too short, and the leg too long, attibuting anvere both almost the same length, which is not according to nature.

The Academy of the Sword

After the Thirty Years War, inthe dispute was finally resolved with Cleves passing to the elector of Brandenburg. Of course the same happens when the motion is done with the entire arm. The entire sword hanger should be made in the form of a triangle, such as the one that appears again in each of the four Quadrangles of the Circle, with the Pedal Line as the giradd and gorard two Collaterals for the two sides, which can be used as the pattern. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

BibliOdyssey: Academy of the Sword

He can check this by putting his blade on the ground. The same applies to the crosspiece, which, if they are not of the proper length, will be inconvenient and will fail in their principal function. The handle together with the pommel should be as long as the distance from the centre of the Quadrangle to the edge, which tirard twice as long as the Guard in front of the crosspiece.


Book 1 consists of a short introduction, populated with plates showing the coats of arms of several nobles who were thibau,t in and around the court of the low countries at the time he wrote this book, and then introduces training in the use thibalt his system of swordplay. Thus it will be the same with stick or with cord, with which one would measure a person.

Gérard Thibault d’Anvers

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Tjibault Beert the Elder, from Antwerp. Destreza, cuts and reverse-cuts. Thus this is the difference between the straight line versus the other lines at different heights, and we have not even considered shortening the reach either by bending the arm, or changing the posture, or even simply moving the feet. The Noble family retained ownership of a publishing business.

Most historians believe that the name for Ghent, Ganda, is derived from the Celtic word ganda which means confluence. Ghent — Ghent is a city and a municipality in the Flemish Region of Belgium. The left foot is now forward and the right arm is extended, with the sword pointing forward at the height of the thigh.

This done, take a sword of one half-diameter length, so that when the tip is placed upon the ground between the person’s two feet, the crosspiece of the hilt will come just to the height of the navel, and place one of the ends of the crosspiece on the centre point; and use the tip to draw the circle by holding a piece of chalk in your fingers, thus describing the Circumference. It would be better and more useful to have straight edges, like the form of the triangles in the Circle.

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 fourth matches my line B, which shows the tip of the nose.

Thus the size of the Sword should be such that the length of the blade from the tip to the crosspiece girzrd equal to half the Diameter, that is to say, if the tip is placed on the ground between the feet, the crosspiece of the handguard will come up to the navel, just as explained in Circle No 1, and the more exactly one can achieve this, the better, for many reasons.

The pommel should be of a form more extended than oval. Example of two handed use vs. These rich grass meersen were ideally suited for herding sheep, the wool of which was used for making cloth, during the Middle Ages Ghent was the leading city for cloth. Therefore it follows that, as much as the Collateral X-G only goes to about