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Krump Pow International Swordfestival


Με απόλυτη επιτυχία και μεγάλο αριθμό συμμετεχόντων (44 άτομα συνολικά) ολοκληρώθηκαν τα σεμινάρια των εκπαιδευτών του Α.Σ.Α.Ο. Γεώργιου Ζαχαρόπουλου και Χρυσοβαλάντη Ταμπακάκη στο ‘Krump Pow International Swordfestival’ που έλαβε χώρα … Continue reading

October 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

International IFHEMA Cup 2015 Hungary


Με νίκες και μετάλλιο επέστρεψε η αντιπροσωπευτική ομάδα της Ελληνικής Ομοσπονδίας Ιστορικών Ευρωπαϊκών Πολεμικών Τεχνών (Ε.Ο.Ι.Ε.Π.Τ.) μετά τη συμμετοχή της στο 1ο Διεθνές Κύπελο IFHEMA στην Ουγγαρία (26, 27 και … Continue reading

July 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

When martial philosophy imitates classical philosophy


[From Raphael’s ‘The School of Athens’ and Joachim Meÿer’s ”Gruendtliche Beschreibung der Kunst des Fechtens”] This is an excerpt from an interview of Chrysovalantis Tampakakis and George Zacharopoulos to the … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

On Motion, Time, Before and After


The renaissance European masters interpreted the principles of motion, time, before and after based on the definitions given by Aristotle in his works (primarily in his books ‘On Physics’ and … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

A Hunting Spear Technique from Xenophon’s Cynegeticus


[The proper way to deliver a firm and powerful thrust ‘with the left hand steadying and the right hand driving’, according to Xenophon. Floor mosaic, 4th century CE, from a … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Oxen and the Plough


[The Pflug and the Ochs guards, from the Codex Danzig Cod.44.A.8 Biblioteca dell’Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei e Corsiniana, source: http://wiktenauer.com/wiki/Codex_Danzig%5D The guards are the cornerstone of historical European martial arts … Continue reading

August 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Counter-warding in Achille Marozzo’s Opera Nova


[The segno of the passeggiare, Achille Marozzo, Opera Nova, 1536 Source: Wiktenauer, http://wiktenauer.com/wiki/Marozzo%5D The first and most important phase of combat is that of the approaching in wide play trying … Continue reading

August 17, 2014 · Leave a comment